Beginning as a planning committee for Hadley's 350th Anniversary in 2009, this team continued to evolve into the Edward Hopkins Educational Foundation.  


Board Members

Robert FilEHEF Treasurer

Hopkins Academy, Class of 1959

Employed by Massachusetts Electric Company, Northampton for 35 years
Hopkins Academy 350th Celebration Treasurer - 2014

Edward Forman

Hopkins Academy, Class of 1971

Westfield State University, Music Education
Music director for Hadley Public Schools for 34 years

Judith Rodak Pelis

Hopkins Academy, Class of 1963

Westfield State College, BS in Education, 1967
Taught First Grade in South Deerfield, 1967-1970
Taught First Grade in Hadley, 1972-2004
Acting Elementary Principal for one year
Awarded the Harold Grinspoon Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004
Awarded Principal's Recognition Award, 2004
Recognized as an Outstanding Alumni of Hopkins Academy, 2014
Co-chairperson of the Hopkins Academy 350th Celebration Committee

Joseph PelisEHEF Vice President

Hopkins Academy, Class of 1959

Mass College of Pharmacy, Hampden Campus, 1963
Graduate School UMass Department of Public Health
Served as Pharmacist for the 104 Tac Disp. U.S. Air Force for 6 years
Pharmacy Director at the University of Massachusetts Health Services for 32 years
Chairperson of the Hopkins Academy 350th Celebration Committee

Most of Joe's time now is spent generating funds for the EHEF, to provide students in the Hadley School System with extra educational material for their educational process.  Joe also raises about 800 chrysanthemums annually and he collects watch fobs, tobacco tins, number plates, old farm equipment, baseball cards, and a number of other things. 

Elaine Waskiewicz Tudryn

Hopkins Academy, Class of 1970

Elms College, English and Elementary Education, 1974
Elementary School teacher in Hadley Schools for 34 years and now retired

Kathleen Tudryn, EHEF PresidenT

Hopkins Academy, Class of 1962

Elms College, BA
Westfield State University, MEd
Elementary classroom teacher 26 years, Northampton Public Schools, 1966-1992
Elementary school administrator 10 years, Northampton Public Schools, 1992-2002
Westfield State University Student Teacher Supervisor, 2003-2016

Marianne Wanczyk

Hopkins Academy, Class of 1971

Greenfield Community College, 1974
Past member of the Hadley Parks and Recreation Department
Paraprofessional at Hadley Elementary School, 1992-1997
Mother of three Hopkins Academy graduates
Grandmother of two current Hadley Elementary School students
Self-employed at Wanczyk Evergreen Nursery

Cynthia R. (Buckhout) Watson

Hopkins Academy, Class of 1959

UMass Amherst, 1976
Cindy has spent a good part of her life in volunteer service to her community (Lions Club Citizen of the Year 2000 in Granby) and to our military veterans (serving on the Board of Trustees at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke for 21 years, representing Hampshire County). Her favorite things are good music; interesting and creative people; encouraging children to appreciate all things in nature; gardening and history.

Denise Barstow

Hopkins Academy, Class of 2009

University of New Hampshire, BS in Recreation Management and Policy, 2014
Marketing and Education Manager, Barstow's Dairy Store and Bakery and Barstow's Longview Farm Denise's passion is educating the public about New England agriculture, sustainable dairy farming, and how agriculutre and nature connect.

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