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.

Her husband is Tom C. Korologos, a Washington consultant and president of Timmons and Co. A funeral was scheduled Monday.