Educators Hall of Fame

The East Longmeadow Public Schools Educators Hall of Fame, which began in 2004, honors outstanding faculty, administrators, coaches, and support staff who have served in the East Longmeadow Public Schools system. Nineteen of the fifty inductees to date served us during first through twelfth grades. Here are their names with their year of induction, the role they played during our time, and years/dates of employment in East Longmeadow Public Schools (ELPS):
Mr. Robert Camp, ELHS guidance counselor
37 years in ELPS, 1959-1996
Mrs. Jean Finnegan, Birchland Park Jr. High School math teacher
31 years in ELPS, 1959-1990
Mr. Richard Francis, Birchland Park Elementary School sixth grade teacher
36 years in ELPS, 1958-1994
Mr. Charles McKinney, ELHS English teacher
33 years in ELPS, 1966-1999
Mr. Frederick Lafayette, Birchland Park Elementary School sixth grade teacher
27 years in ELPS, 1962-1989
Mr. Robert Mazzariello, ELHS and Birchland Park Jr. High School English teacher
36 years in ELPS, 1964-2000
Mrs. Ann Lynch, ELHS librarian; Tim Lynch's mom
23 years in ELPS, 1969-1992
Mrs. Ruth Steele, Pleasant View School second grade teacher
33 years in ELPS, 1935-1943 and 1956-1981
Mrs. Margaret McGowan, ELHS guidance office secretary
31 years in ELPS, 1964-1995
Mr. Edward Modzelewski, ELHS physical education teacher and football coach
31 years in ELPS, 1969-2000
Mr. Robert Dobias, ELHS Director of Athletics and varsity football coach
14 years in ELPS, 1969-1983
Mrs. Estelle Krause, Birchland Park Jr. High School English teacher
25 years in ELPS, 1961-1986
Mr. James O'Hearn, Birchland Park Jr. High School English teacher
39 years in ELPS, 1965-2004
A low-resolution photo of the 2009 inductees, including Mrs. Krause (seated, far right) and Mr. O'Hearn (standing, second from left).
Mr. Angelo Correale, Assistant Principal, Birchland Park Elementary and Jr. High School
27 years in ELPS, 1962-1989
Mrs. Susan Goldie (Miss Susan Johnson during our time), ELHS science teacher
35 years in ELPS, 1968-2003
Mr. Walter Porowski, ELHS math teacher
35 years in ELPS, 1966-2001
2011 inductees, including Mrs. Goldie (second from the left) and Mr. Porowski (far right).
Mrs. Diane McCormick (Miss Diane Tarrant during our time), ELHS math teacher
36 years in ELPS, 1968-2004
Mrs. Priscilla Nooney, cafeteria manager, paraprofessional; Ralph Nooney's mom
35 years in ELPS, 1969-2005
Mrs. Margaret Corliss, ELHS and Birchland Park Jr. High School vocal music teacher
23 years in ELPS, 1960-1983
If you're interested in nominating someone, please click here for the nomination form. Many great names come to mind! It's possible to nominate someone posthumously, as was the case with Mrs. Steele, Mr. Dobias, Mrs. Nooney, and Mrs. Corliss. Scott Moore submitted Mrs. Corliss' nomination package and will assist you if you need help. Mail the package to:
Educators Hall of Fame
Attn: Screening Committee
Superintendent's Office
180 Maple St.
East Longmeadow MA 01028