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 (ELPS) system. Nineteen of the inductees to date served us during first through twelfth grades. Here are their names with the role they played during our time, and years/dates of employment in the ELPS system:
Mr. Robert Camp
ELHS guidance counselor
37 years in ELPS, 1959-1996
Mrs. Margaret Corliss
ELHS and Birchland Park Jr. High School vocal music teacher
23 years in ELPS, 1960-1983
Mr. Angelo Correale
Assistant Principal, Birchland Park Elementary and Jr. High School
27 years in ELPS, 1962-1989
Mr. Robert Dobias
ELHS Director of Athletics and varsity football coach
14 years in ELPS, 1969-1983
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
Mrs. Susan Goldie (Miss Susan Johnson during our time)
ELHS science teacher
35 years in ELPS, 1968-2003
Mrs. Estelle Krause
Birchland Park Jr. High School English teacher
25 years in ELPS, 1961-1986
Mr. Frederick Lafayette
Birchland Park Elementary School sixth grade teacher
27 years in ELPS, 1962-1989
Mrs. Ann Lynch
ELHS librarian; Tim Lynch's mom
23 years in ELPS, 1969-1992
Mr. Robert Mazzariello
ELHS and Birchland Park Jr. High School English teacher
36 years in ELPS, 1964-2000
Mrs. Diane McCormick (Miss Diane Tarrant during our time)
ELHS math teacher
36 years in ELPS, 1968-2004
Mrs. Margaret McGowan
 ELHS guidance office secretary
31 years in ELPS, 1964-1995
Mr. Charles McKinney
ELHS English teacher
33 years in ELPS, 1966-1999
Mr. Edward Modzelewski
ELHS physical education teacher and football coach
31 years in ELPS, 1969-2000
Mrs. Priscilla Nooney
Cafeteria manager, paraprofessional; Ralph Nooney's mom
35 years in ELPS, 1969-2005
Mr. James O'Hearn
Birchland Park Jr. High School English teacher
39 years in ELPS, 1965-2004
Mr. Walter Porowski
ELHS math teacher
35 years in ELPS, 1966-2001
Mrs. Ruth Steele
Pleasant View School second grade teacher
33 years in ELPS, 1935-1943 and 1956-1981
2009 inductees, including Mrs. Joan Dobias, seated on far left, representing her husband, Mr. Robert Dobias, who passed away in 2008; Mrs. Estelle Krause, seated on far right; and Mr. James O'Hearn, standing, second from left. Seated in the middle is Mrs. Julie Nichols.

2011 inductees, including Mrs. Goldie (second from left) and Mr. Porowski (far right).