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Wall of Honor

Maine East Wall of Honor


David Barker: Maine West Class of 1963

Maine Township High Schools teacher, department chair, Maine East principal 1967-2007, founding principal of District 207 School Based Health Center, dedicated leader of bilingual education as President of Illinois TESOL and Member and Chair of Illinois Advisory Council.

Howard M. Blassman (1988): Maine East Class of 1971

Scholar and dedicated student leader, member and president of the District 207 Board of Education 1981-1986, valued representative to state and national organizations of School Boards.

Robert Paul Carlson: Maine Class of 1953

Maine Township schools history teacher 1957-2007, inspirational mentor to 5 decades of Maine students, known by generations of students as Mr. Maine, champion of the history, traditions, architecture, and values of Maine, founding member Park Ridge Historical Society, founding member Des Plaines Historical Society, nationally renowned authority on General Douglas MacArthur.

Hillary Rodham Clinton (1996)

Active participant in church, school and community activities in Park Ridge, exceptional student and committed leader at Maine East High School 1961-1964, nationally recognized attorney and advocate for children’s rights, educational improvement, and health care reform.

Stanton R. Cook (2007): Maine Class of 1943

Chairman, President and CEO Tribune Company 1974-1990, Chairman Chicago Cubs 1990-1994, Life Trustee Northwestern University, Life Trustee Field Museum of Natural History, Trustee Museum of Science and Industry, Trustee John G. Shedd Aquarium, Director Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation, former chairman Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Helen A. Dobbins (1993)

Innovative, perceptive, articulate, and caring Maine East English teacher (1966-1992), multi-term president of the Maine Teachers’ Association, and effective advocate for students and staff of District 207.

Alexander M. Harley (1986)

Inspiring chairman of the Maine Township High School Music Department (1930-1960), innovator of school-community music programs, founder of the International Music Honor Society Modern Music Masters.

David Hiller: Maine East Class of 1971

Purveyor of justice and free speech, served as U.S. Supreme Court Justice law clerk, U.S. Department of Justice Special Assistant to Attorney General and Associate Deputy Attorney General, Editor Harvard Law and Review Media, Executive and Publisher Chicago Tribune and LA Times, President and CEO of the McCormick Foundation. active member of executive and civic organizations.

Phillip W. Tone (2000): Maine High School Class of 1940

Scholar, athlete, debater, class officer, and Good Will Award winner, steadfast advocate for excellence in the public schools, library, children’s athletic programs, and government in the city of Park Ridge, accomplished attorney, judge in the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, dedicated leader in numerous law-related organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

Pat Wagner (1998)

Enthusiastically dedicated, Pat Wagner was the Maine East receptionist and switchboard operator for 38 years from 1956-1994. Exemplifying the motto: “May you do what you love, and love what you do”, Pat welcomed everyone to Maine East, touching the lives of all who came in contact with her. Loyally supporting her Maine East family of faculty, students, and parents, Pat embodied helpfulness, friendliness, and concern for others that spread to all our communities.