Faculty Tributes

Our Teachers, Principals, Deans, Assistant Principals

A long over due collection of tribute to the individuals who accepted the challenge of educating us.

Many of these individuals filled dual roles as coaches and advisors to academic and student social activities. Many served in multiple departments and were subsequently promoted to administrative roles.

Additional Faculty Tributes on Maroons History

Ridgewood High School Principals 1890-2022

Ridgewood Schools Superintendents

Ashby Award Recipients

Tradition of Excellence Award Winner


Dennis Carroll, photographer and painter, retired in June 2002 after 35 years with the Ridgewood, NJ Public Schools as an art teacher, District Supervisor of Art and Co-Artistic Director of the New Players Theater Company at Ridgewood High School. His studio is in Tinton Falls where he lives and is active in the greater community serving as President of the Arts Coalition of Asbury Park, and on the board of the ReVision Theatre Company. In 1996 he received the Governor’s Award for Art Education. From 2004-2007 he was co-owner of the APeXgallery in Asbury Park. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the state, and his photo, Bar Closed, won a juror’s prize in 2010 at the Monmouth Museum. He currently curates exhibitions at Heaven Art and Antiques Gallery in downtown Asbury Park.

1992 Ashby Award Recipient


Loren Elizabeth Leek

Tribute to Loren E. Leek. by Chris Stella, RHS 1973


C. Bertram Harmon

1972 Ashby Award Recipient

Tribute to Mr Harmon by Chris Stella, RHS 1973


Carl Albano

Tribute to Mr. Albano by Chris Stella, RHS 1973

Willard School

Vita Leach

Vita Leach


George Washington Middle School

George Neville

George Neville