Elizabeth G. Rogers

Elizabeth Rogers is the oldest inductee at age 93. She taught in Flat Rock from 1948 until 1960, when it was absorbed into the new East High. She then taught at East for its first two decades, until 1979. She recalls Flat Rock High as the epitome of a close-knit,...

Gary C. Rhodes

Gary Rhodes taught in Mills River Elementary for 28 years, from 1976 to 2004. For two pivotal years in the ’70s, he was a physical education instructor and mentor to classroom teachers in a half dozen schools. His main message was to try one’s best, have fun with...

Pearl King LeVar

Pearl LeVar taught over a span of 40 years, including overseas and in four local elementary schools. At Tuxedo, she was media coordinator and a teacher in 1980 to 1993. She reorganized the school’s central library. She read stories from the Bible to “Curious George,”...

Richard L. Brown

Richard Brown taught from 1970 to 1995 in Hendersonville city schools at all three levels — elementary, middle and high school. His specialty was special education. As an orphan he moved often and related to those students feeling like an outsider. He made them feel...

William V. Barnwell

Barnwell taught for a decade, starting at Dana in 1957 and as one of East Henderson High’s first instructors. He rose into the central office, where he soon oversaw facilities and federal programs for nearly two full decades until 1989. He mobilized emergency classes...