Step back in time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
June 20, 1987
Helping students learn is a first love of the two women named Oneonta's Teachers of the Year.
Angeline Nielsen, a third grade teacher at Center Street School, and June Sheehan, music instructor at Oneonta Junior High School, were recently voted teachers of the year by the Outstanding Teacher Award Committee.
Mrs. Nielsen has taught elementary school _ fifth and third grade classes at Center Street _ for 21 years.
Mrs. Nielsen is a native of Oneonta. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the State University College at Oneonta.
June Sheehan also is concerned with how children express themselves _ musically.
She started teaching in 1959 and has taught in Oneonta for eight years. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont and a master's degree from SUCO. She also is active locally with the Oneonta Boys Choir, the Catskill Choral Society and as organist and choir director at St. James Episcopal Church.
50 years ago
June 20, 1962
SOUTH KORTRIGHT (Special) _ Six area school boards of education and their administrators met at the Jefferson Central School on Monday evening, June 18, to discuss school district reorganization.
Dr. Francis E. Griffin, chief of the Bureau of Rural Administrative Services of the New York State Education Department, served as consultant to the group.
The schools represented were Davenport, Gilboa, Grand Gorge, Jefferson, Stamford and South Kortright. District Superintendent M.C. Carpenter also attended.
The men and women present, who are charged with the responsibility of providing the best possible educational opportunities for the boys and girls of this area, discussed at some length the advantages of one high school in place of the present six high schools.
One plan that has been discussed calls for the present schools to be used for pupils in kindergarten through the sixth grade with a new building in the Stamford area for grades 7-12.
At the conclusion of the meeting, all of the districts, except Jefferson, expressed a desire to study the problem further with officials at the State Education Department. The Jefferson representatives stated that they did not wish to go along at the present but might want to be included later.