Ms. Anita Crivelli
Joyce Grimley McDonnell:
When you catch yourself “critiquing” a movie or a song and you look back (with a smile-because she was the best!) on Miss Crivelli and her Humanities class. Thanks Miss C. For teaching me to appreciate The Arts!
Jill Larrea Borst:
She was the best!
Francesca Cavallero Wall:
My all time favorite teacher!
I managed to somehow slip it by the guidance counselors and I took “Electric Humanities” – which was just movies, television & radio – with Miss Crivelli and Mr. Langstaff TWICE. Easiest and most fun A’s I ever got. And to this day, I blame that class for my paralyzing fear of zombie movies because we watched the original “Night of the Living Dead!”
My mom had her as a teacher around 1958 or 1959. She said that Ms. C told a student that she doesn’t care if he has to come in on a stretcher, he will bring her a completed assignment. He had a friend then wheel him in on a stretcher and handed her the assignment. My mom said she didn’t even bat an eyelash, just took the assignment and said thank you.
Audrey Cunningham Darby:
Best class ever – and Mr. Becker and Ms. Crivelli had incredible chemistry and wonderful sophisticated banter. They treated us like adults and introduced so many of us to the classics. And what a cool room they taught in – auditorium style (’86) – felt like we were in college. Only mistake I made was taking it with Lon Chapman – he and I made each other laugh constantly and I was busted so many times snickering with him. Arts and Humanities was what it was called back then and I still don’t think I am mature enough for that class – and I KNOW I was not back then!!
It is amazing how many students she influenced and that she has not been forgotten after 50-plus years. If only we could travel back in time to be in her class once again and appreciate her even more.
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