Elaine Markopoulos Depue    Inducted 2020* - Class of 1956

As a Woodward student, Elaine’s interests were the Latin Club, National Honor Society, Club Editor of the Saga, and she was also a member of the Future Teachers of America. She went on to The University of Toledo and did her student teaching with Mrs. Kellermeier. She felt very fortunate to be offered a teaching position at her Alma Mater, replacing her former teacher, Miss Nelson, who was retiring that year. She was pleased to become a Polar Bear again and also served as English Department Chair. Elaine enjoyed being the advisor for The Tattler, Honor Society, Zetaletheans, and the Cheerleaders, too!


Elaine earned her Master’s and Specialist Degrees in Curriculum and Supervision. After 19 years in the classroom, Elaine was selected to become a Toledo Public Schools’ Teacher on Special Assignment for Language Arts, English and Spanish Teachers. Later,she taught at Bowsher for nine years until she retired.

Among other interests, she is a member of the BGSU University Women, where she enjoys participating in its Book Club. Elaine is married to Wallace DePue, PhD., and has four stepsons in a musically talented family!

*Induction Ceremony postponed until October 2021 due to the pandemic