Elaine Markopoulos Depue Inducted 2020* - Class of 1956
As a WHS student, Elaine was the Club Editor of the Saga, a member of the Latin Club, National Honor Society, and Future Teachers of America. Some of Elaine’s favorite memories as a student include selection to participate with other students in a United Nations trip to New York City with Miss Camille Savage, WHS Social Studies teacher. While there they were at The United Nations, they received a guided tour and were able to visit areas normally closed to the public.
After graduation, Elaine attended The University of Toledo and returned to WHS to complete her student teaching under the guidance of Mrs. Kellermeier. After graduating from UT, she was offered a teaching position at her Alma Mater, replacing her former, favorite teacher, Miss Betty Nelson who was retiring.
Elaine was thrilled to return to her Polar Bear roots teaching English and Journalism and serving as the English Department Chair.
In addition to Elaine’s academic responsibilities, she was advisor to The Tattler, Honor Society, Zetaletheans, and WHS Cheerleaders. While teaching, she earned her Master’s and Specialist Degrees in Curriculum and Supervision. After 19 years in the classroom, Toledo Public School leaders selected Elaine to serve as Teacher on Special Assignment for Language Arts, English and Spanish Teachers. Prior to her retirement, she taught at Bowsher for nine years.
As a WHS teacher she enjoyed accompanying Mrs. Jane Cox and a group of Latin students to Italy.
In retirement, Elaine enjoys BGSU University Women and participating in its Book Club. She is married to Wallace DePue, PhD, and has four stepsons who are all virtuoso violinists!
*Induction Ceremony postponed until October 2021 due to the pandemic