Wellesley High School Teachers


“Roots and Wings:  Wellesley High School’s Legacy of Nurturing Creativity”:  Honoring the Teachers 


     Wellesley’s unique contribution to literature includes not only the compelling stories of many extraordinary writers who began their work in WHS classrooms, but also the commitment of WHS’ English teachers.  For decades, this nurturing of young students’ creativity has been deeply enmeshed in the department’s mission.  The teachers of this town have produced hundreds of writers, from Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winners to a #1 “New York Times” bestseller.  

     This is an important time for a celebration of WHS authors, and of the remarkable legacy of the school and teachers who have embraced, challenged, and inspired them.  Here is a list of these men and women whom we honor and thank. This list commemorates the WHS English teachers from over the past 80 years.  To their names should be added, in our thanks and in our hearts, the countless elementary, junior, and middle school teachers, and those from other departments at WHS, who inspired, excited, challenged, strengthened, and cared for writers (and all students) along the way.


(* signifies those who are deceased)

*Wilbury Crockett (the mentor and muse who started it all) Eva AdlerSusan AlexanderAmy AndersonErica Ayisi
Janice BarrettAndrew BennettBarry BensonBarbara BergerAlan Brazier
Steve BresnahanRonnie BretholtzAmanda BrownDavid Charlesworth*John Certuse
Jamie ChisumAdam CluffKay CottleLuke DayJenny Dent
Elaine DixonCarol DubeKathy EnnisPaul Esposito*Lisa Faden
Larry Fischer*Martie FiskeJohn FinneronTom Fitzsimmons*Carolyn Fitzpatrick
*Dee FraylickRonna FrickPatrick GallagherSusan GartrellBrooks Goddard
Natasha Goddard 
*Ralph GriffinLou GurmanWayne Hadlock
Meg Hamilton
Kevin HicksDaniel Joseph*Joel KabatznickJoan Kaye
Christy Kerr
Shima KhanJanet KurtzEllen Kwon*Jim Lape
Ellen Levine
Joan Levine*June MarchantJacqueline MaxwellMichael Mayer
Alison McCormick
Dennie McCormickMarisa McCoyPeggy MongielloDavid McCullough
*Dorothy McIntyre
Jon MorinAmy MorrisseySherry MuskratCraig Mustard
Nancy Peisner
Caroline PrinnPoppy Ress*Pat Rosenfeld*Sarah Sloan
Nazaleem Smith
Stephanie SteinKevin Tan*Alice TeedCaroline Tocci
Regina Walters