Joy G. Korologos, 60, a Salt Lake native who was an educator in Fairfax County, Va., and was a speech and hearing therapist in Utah, died Jan. 23, 1997, of cancer in a Washington, D.C., hospital.

Mrs. Korologos was formerly vice chairman of the Fairfax County School Board. She pioneered a merit pay system for the school system and helped spearhead establishment of the county's Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.A Fairfax County resident 33 years, she also was a teacher, youth adviser and organist for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a member of the International Affairs Group of the church and vice chairman of the Brigham Young University Management Society.

She is a former member of the Virginia State Gifted and Talented Student Advisory Committee and of the Governor's Ad Hoc Committee for Special Education. Mrs. Korologos graduated from Utah State University, which presented her the USU Citizenship Award. She was a consultant to the Utah State Board of Education before moving to the Washington area in 1963.

Her husband is Tom C. Koro-lo-gos, a Washington consultant and president of Timmons and Co. He was Sen. Robert Dole's chief liaison to the 1996 Republican National Convention and an aide in the Nixon administration.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at an LDS chapel at 1325 Scotts Run Road, McLean, Va. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, Va.