ISTA Executive Director, Ed.D., CAE, will resign after six successful years leading the Indiana State Teachers Association’s operations effective May 15. She has accepted a new opportunity to serve as the Alabama Education Association’s (AEA) executive director.“On behalf of the ISTA Board of Directors, I want to thank Dr. Pike for her service, commitment to our members and for her strong leadership over the past several years,” said ISTA President Teresa Meredith. “We wish her the very best in her new role at AEA.”Under Dr. Pike’s leadership ISTA has markedly improved its financial standing, moved from membership losses to gains, strengthened its administrative policies, weathered extreme legislative threats, and is now poised for complete recovery and continued growth.“It has been a privilege to lead the operations at ISTA during a period of change and progress,” said Dr. Pike. “I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished during my time and I’m excited to return to my home state of Alabama to work alongside AEA’s officers, board of directors and staff to bring its members a strong, viable association that strengthens public education for Alabamian students across the state.”
Manchester United striker James Wilson has joined Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion on loan for the rest of the season, the second division club said.The 19-year-old has made only two appearances for United this season, coming on as a substitute in the 3-0 defeat by Arsenal on October 4 and starting in the Capital One (League) Cup loss to Middlesbrough on October 28.Wilson joins a Brighton team that are unbeaten in the Championship this season and lie second in the table, behind Hull City on goal difference.”We have been keen to add a striker, and James has been our number one target for some time, so we are absolutely delighted to have completed the deal,” Brighton manager Chris Hughton told the club’s website.”He is an exciting young striker, and we hope that this move will prove to be very good for all parties involved.”He is very highly thought of at Old Trafford and he has been in and around the first-team picture at Manchester United since Ryan Giggs gave him his debut the season before last.”I now hope he will help us maintain our excellent start to the season, and bring additional goals to the squad.”Wilson is contracted to United until 2019.