50th Anniversary Hall of Fame Members

  • Mary F. Zinn, Ph.D.

    Mary F. Zinn, Ph.D.

    Dr. Mary Zinn holds a B.S. summa cum laude in Chemistry from Wake Forest University, an M.A. in Chemistry from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Duke University. Prior to coming to Lake Ridge Academy, Mary was a research and teaching assistant at the University of Glasgow and a research associate at Duke University Medical School. She also served on the faculty at Cleveland State University and Oberlin College where she taught “Women in Science: Why Not” in the Women’s Studies Program. Mary later served Oberlin College again in “retirement” as an admission counselor.

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  • Samir Nasr

    Samir Nasr

    Samir Nasr holds a B.Sc. from Ain-Shams University in Cairo, Egypt and graduated with a triple major in Physics, Pure Mathematics, and Applied Mathematics with minors in Chemistry and Zoology. He also holds a diploma in Physical Optics and Spectroscopy and performed graduate studies in Fortran 4, Linear and Dynamical Programming, and Methods of Teaching Modern Mathematics and Numerical Analysis.

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  • James A. Wright

    James A. Wright

    Jim Wright holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and a M.A. from the Breadloaf School of English. After serving fifty years in education, he is “retired” but still teaches English at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia. Jim joined Lake Ridge Academy in 1978 as Head of Upper School and also taught English. He also served as captain of the faculty football team, was the head coach for the Middle School Basketball team, and provided college counseling to Upper School students.

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  • Ann Moore

    Ann Moore

    Ann has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Miami University and taught 4th grade for three years before being asked to serve as the Head of Lower School. Ann and her husband, Clark, have three children who attended Lake Ridge Academy — Mike, Bob and Carrie who graduated in 1979. Today, Ann serves as secretary on the Board of Trustees at Lakeside Village Condominium Association in Rocky River and vice president of the Board of Directors at LaPuerta Condominium Association in St. Petersburg, FL.

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  • Doris M. Willmann

    Doris M. Willmann

    Doris holds a B.S. in Education from Miami University and a master’s degree in education from Kent State University. She earned certifications as a Reading Specialist and Reading Recovery Teacher from John Carroll University and Ohio State University respectively.

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  • Sandy Spike

    Sandy Spike

    Sandy joined the faculty in 1965 and was one of the teachers who taught in Lake Ridge Academy’s first building. She holds a B.S. in Education from Kent State University and taught at several public schools in Elyria before coming to Lake Ridge Academy. Sandy and her husband, Les, have two children, Mitch and Fran, who attended grades 2 through 9 and kindergarten through 7 respectively.

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  • Sandra J. Schmidt

    Sandra J. Schmidt

    Sandi Schmidt taught kindergarten and first grade from 1979 through 2004.  Her sons, Robert and David, attended Lake Ridge Academy between 1979 and 1983. Sandi holds a B.S. in Education from Wittenberg University and a master’s degree in education from Kent State University. Sandi studied the writing and reading processes and alternative forms of evaluation at the University of New Hampshire and University of Maine in post-graduate studies.

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  • Lee C. Howley and Jo Ann Howley

    Lee C. Howley and Jo Ann Howley

    Lee and Jo Ann have two sons, Lee and Luke, who graduated from Lake Ridge Academy in 2007 and 2009 respectively. During their years here, Lee and Jo Ann were heavily involved as volunteers for the school while also holding numerous other professional and volunteer positions. They speak eloquently about Lake Ridge Academy to others and have remained proud and compelling advocates of the school, which led to Madeleine Albright’s campus visit several years ago as a Diversity Forum speaker.

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  • Daniel M. Latham '90

    Daniel M. Latham '90

    Dan attended Lake Ridge Academy from 1984-1990, was co-captain of the soccer team, a thespian, member of the National Honor Society, and tutor to other students. Dan’s siblings, Katy and Jacob, are Lake Ridge Academy graduates (1987 and 1993 respectively), and his mother, Barb Latham, worked in the development office at the school from 1984 through 2004.

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