On behalf of the Bedford Area School District and the Community
School Excellence Council, we cordially invite you to attend the Hall of
Excellence for the Class of 2020. Please join us to celebrate this
prestigious event honoring the accomplishments of our inductees. All
members of the public are welcome.
Deryl Clark serves as an excellent school district ambassador to the
community. During his 45 years of tenure, he served as a teacher, head
teacher, assistant principal and a school board member. Also Mr. Clark
is a lifetime resident of Bedford County, veteran, and successful
business owner. He exhibits many outstanding qualities, compassion,
leadership, dependability, determination, and love for helping staff,
parents, and students work together to make the most of their
educational years at Bedford. Deryl’s years of experience and commitment
to the Bedford Area School District serves as an example for all
Glenora H. Faupel, is known throughout Bedford County for her
leadership and civic spirit. Being elected in November 1987, Glenora
become the first woman to elected Prothonotary in Bedford County,
leading the way for many other women to run for office. In 2004, Glenora
was elected to County Commissioner office, the highest office level for
a woman in Bedford County at the time. During her years in office she
was a strong supporter of public education and a staunch supporter of
property tax reassessment. Her actions in the early 2000’s brought much
needed equity into the local property tax system. Glenora’s service
was not only as an elected official, she volunteered her time on many
local clubs and activities through the years. Glenora is joint owner of
Green Gardens Inc. with her husband Wayne. Her commitment to civic
duty and pride and passion for excellence makes Glenora a role model for
the future generations.
Jeff Hamilton, affectionately known as “Coach Hammy”, contributes
over 30 years of service to Bedford High School through his passion of
coaching wrestling, cross country, and track and field. During his
tenure with the cross country team, he assisted in mapping out and
opening the cross country course located at Bedford County Technical
Center. As a coach, Mr. Hamilton led many team and individuals to
district and state titles and left an indelible mark on his athletes and
the school. His dedication to athletics and the Bedford Area School
District was exemplary. Jeff was not only a supporter of our athletics,
but was a vigorous supporter of all students. He faithfully attended
band and chorus concerts, musicals, and indoor guard performances.
Coach Hammy exuded Bedford Bison Pride and his passion for the school
will be fondly remembered.
Lisa Miller taught art at Bedford Elementary school for 35 years.
She motivated generations of students to be creative and cultivated
their interest in art. She started the tradition of each fifth grade
class leaving behind a permanent piece of art representing the students.
This tradition made a lasting memory for thousands of students. The
student created art located in the halls and exterior displays of
Bedford Elementary School continue to impress parents, grandparents,
community members, and visitors. Lisa’s phenomenal commitment and
passion extended beyond the classroom and into the second and fifth
grade plays, author visits and Veterans day. Lisa’s legacy of beauty
will be admired for generations.
Patti McGill Peterson, PH.D. had a distinguished career in higher
education. She holds a B.A. degree from the Pennsylvania State
University, an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and was
awarded a Carnegie Fellowship for post-graduate study at Harvard
University. Dr. McGill Peterson is considered a leading voice for an
accessible high quality global system of higher education. Patti has
held prominent international, national, and statewide leadership
positions such as Presidential Advisor for Global Initiatives at the
American Council on Education, senior fellow at the American Council on
Education (AEC), senior associate at the Institute for Higher Education
Policy (IHEP), senior fellow at Cornell’s University for Public Affairs,
and executive director of the Council for International Exchange of
Scholars (CIES). Dr. McGill Peterson also served on the faculty at the
State University of New York, Syracuse University, and Wells College.
She also was president emerita of St Lawrence University and Wells
College where she held presidencies from 1980-97. Sincerely, Dr. McGill
Peterson’s total work and accomplishments cannot be fully captured in a
single paragraph. Her success in education and incredible leadership
is admirable and the Bedford Area School District is honored to induct
Dr. McGill Peterson to the Hall of Excellence.