A long over due collection of tribute pages to the individuals who accepted the challenge of educating us.
Frank Marshall, RHS 1977:
Perhaps the only tough teacher I ever liked.
Ginny Sayers, RHS 1977:
The term paper I wrote in her class was one of the most rewarding projects in high school. The training helped a great deal in college.
Sarah Deetz, RHS 1978:
Dr. Emmers credo: Omit needless words!! Served me well in college. I made several Omit Needless Words signs for Dr. E, which she kept in her class & her office for quite some time. I also did an art project of her favorite poem, “I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud”, which she kept in her office for years. Always did well in her class, but a few brownie points never hurt!
Definitely!! Although the omit needless words went against the grain of my writing style, so we finally compromised, hee hee. Oh, and the comma faults. She was all about calling us out on comma faults. Then when she had us read Hemingway I remember quietly walking up to her, dropping the book on the desk and saying so, we’re good on that whole punctuation thing, then?! She laughed. That was the thing about the good teachers, her in particular. You could talk to them as people, and they treated us as people, while still maintaining that line.
Dave Edelson, RHS 1977:
It was a privilege to be taught by Dr Emmers and Mr Ahearn for two years in American Studies. Both were demanding and caring people and excellent teachers. RHS at its finest!
Our Faculty (More to be added in 2023)
Richard Flechtner, Richard Bennett, Roger Sweeney Tony Napier
Jack Van Yperen, Chuck Johnson, Charles Bookstaver
Deans Of Girls
Dr. Lois B. Knox (1919-1954) Wilma J. McVeigh (1954-
Alan Bennett, Larry Coyle, Amy Emmers, Loren Leek Stuart Postle
Kitty Batterson, Jacob Brown, Debbie Paul, Jeff Yearing
“Uncle” Harry Ahearn, Laura Fleming, Charlotte McCane Milo Okema, Medha Kirtane, Harold Vaughan
Faith Colton, Arthur Deeks, Helen Towle
Donald E. Bowler, George Murphy, Arthur Rispoli
C. Betram Harmon, John Lochner, Robert Whittemore
Principals & Assistant Principals
John McCutcheon, George Egli, Frank S. Foley, William C. Leach
Irwin B. Somerville, George Neville, John Archibald, Basil Pizzuto