Educators Hall of Fame 2006 Inductees

East Carolina University’s College of Education is pleased to have had this opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations from around the state for their extensive contributions to the field of education. The Educators Hall of Fame was initiated in 1999 to permanently acknowledge education professionals and associations who have made distinguished contributions to the field of education through service and mission. Nominations were secured with a minimum $1000 gift to the College for the establishment of the Educators Hall of Fame Endowment Scholarship. Scholarships will be given to outstanding education majors. The awards ceremony was held Saturday, November 11th, 2006.

We were also honored to receive an address at this year’s ceremony by Mrs. Ann Holland. Mrs. Holland is an accomplished Latin Teacher, photographer, and wife of ECU Athletics Director, Terry Holland.

The 2006 Hall of Fame Honorees are listed in below. 

NameInduction YearECU Alumni?Plaque Inscription
Kemp House Baldwin2006yesA dedicated teacher who inspired her students
A professional educator who enhanced her profession
A devoted Christian, volunteer, and friend
Ms. Nita Boyce2006yesAssistant Athletics Director for Student Development
Driven by a passion for learning and a strong desire
to help students discover their own passions and
abilities through education
Melva McCrory Burke2006Privileged to be a Teacher
Stanley County 1972-1977
Pfeiffer College 1977-1996
East Carolina University 1996-2006
Coni Clark20062006-2007 Wahl-Coates School Teacher of the Year
2006-2007 Pitt County Teacher of the Year
Patricia M. Clark2006yesTeacher, Principal and Advocate for Children.
An educator who planted the seeds of knowledge
that will grow forever
Mimi Tripp Denton2006yesMimi's Kindergarten
Marvin M. Everett, Sr.2006 Teacher, Principal, Mentor
Church and Civic Leader, Friend
Linda Corbin Foster2006yesMother, Wife, Educator
"She not only made a difference in education,
she made a difference in students' lives"
Callaree Jarvis Horton2006yesTeacher, Assistant Principal and Church Leader
Thirty Four Years Devoted to Public Education
In Beaufort County
"Hold tight to your dreams and walk boldly in their direction."
Ada Jarvis2006yesTeacher, Supervisor, 47 years
Dedicated to Public School Education
"She envisioned a dream - and saw it through!"
Katie Corbett Johnson2006yesEast Carolina Teachers College 1931
A teacher, mother, and wife who provided a role model
for one and all.
A lady whose faith teaches all that
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Proverbs 17:22
Mona Jarvis2006yesTeacher, 47 years
Dedicated to Public School Education
"She envisioned a dream - and saw it through!"
Mary Virginia Jones2006yesShe enabled us to learn both
the basic principles and the
fundamental joy of self-expression.
Roscoe Locke2006yesIn recognition and appreciation
for being an outstanding and devoted principal.
Implicating "putting children first" in every school
he has been named the principal to date.
Mary Ellen Maxwell2006Member, Currituck County Board of Education 1981-2006
President, North Carolina School Boards Association 1990-1991
President, National School Boards Association 1999-2000
A Wife, A Mother - Our Hero
Lucille Tharrington Mayo2006yesEnhanced the lives of her many students
by instilling valuable lessons to last a lifetime.
Devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother
James Henry McGlone2006yesHe was an inspiration to all who knew him.
A man of mature charm and refinement.
His sense of humor always put people at ease.
Susie Tharrington Perdue2006yesOutstanding and Dedicated Elementary School Teacher
Devoted to church, family, and friends
Larry Eugene Price2006yesTeacher, Principal, Superintendent
North Carolina Superintendent of the Year
National Superintendent of the Year Runner-Up
Lucy Ervin Roberts2006yes"Inspiring Curiosity Defines Excellence in Teaching"
As a mother, teacher, principal, state and national early
childhood leader, she enjoyed a long career dedicated
to developing and designing programs that inspired learning for
young children and those responsible for teaching them.
David Calvin Stokes2006yesHis Dedication to Education
His Loyalty to Family and Friends
His Leadership in Civic Organizations
His Devotion to ECU and the Pirates
Sarah Margaret Maynard Swartz2006yesBeloved Teacher and Friend
True to her God and His Purpose
but to the interests of others.
Charlotte Posey Teague2006Hoke County High School, Raeford, NC
ECU, Stratford College BA, UVA
Danville Christian Schools and Bethel Christian Academy
A Truly Christian Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Teacher
Husband: Frank; Sons: Frank III and Dwain
Linda Mayo Teel2006yesDaughter of a farmer and a teacher
who sows the seeds of knowledge that last a lifetime.
Devoted wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and friend
Eden Roy Tharrington2006yesPrincipal, Franklin and Wake Counties, 1946-1996
Educator, Mentor, Friend, Dad
Linda A. Lynn Tripp2006yesBusiness, Community and Civic Leader
2005 Greenville/Pitt County Citizen of the Year
2006 ECU Alumni Distinguished Service Award
"Her goal is to make a difference." -Randy
Judy Christiansen Warren2006yesSpecial Education Teacher
Learning Disabilities Teacher and Consultant
Mentor, Tutor, Parent, and Community Volunteer
Judith Williams Wilson2006yesAccepted the challenge of moving
from Teacher Assistant to Teacher.
Loyal Supporter of ECU College of Education