A long over due collection of tribute pages to the individuals who accepted the challenge of educating us.
Ms. Deborah Paul
1973, 1975-77, 1979-84, 1986-2006
Inducted 2010 into Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame
Coach Paul…lots of amazing memories of her beating our butts all around the softball field and running 2 miles BEFORE practice every day…fond memories of shin splints when we had indoor practice on rainy days and had to do TEN sets of stairs in the old part of the HS basement to 3rd floor, no running shoes then! She used to call me “Granny” because I was too slow, she’d say “C’mon Julie, my grandmother can run faster than that!! I was much better at field hockey because I had mad stick skills – Is she still around?
I so remember her…. softball was fun.
JV basketball-gorilla drills and running stairs from the basement to the 3rd floor. But she was in better shape than any of us!
She coached our field hockey team at least one year–she was terrific!
I remember Ms. Paul during gym and she was tough but nice.
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