Type of Work: Education

Teaching at the Meadowmount School of Music in Elizabethtown

Teaching at the Meadowmount School of Music in Lewis

Violinist Ivan Zenaty teaching a student at the Meadowmount School of Music. Zenaty is a professional artist who has performed in international ensembles and worked with performers including Yo-Yo Ma. Circa 2010s. Meadowmount School of Music in the Town of Lewis, and not far from Elizabethtown. Courtesy of Mary McGowan.

Coach George Brown with his first hockey team in Alexandria Bay

Coach George Brown with his first hockey team in Alexandria Bay

George W. Brown, far left, with the first high school hockey team he ever coached at Alexandria Bay High School. Brown was one of the founders of the Northern Hockey League for high schools and a beloved coach. The 1947-’48 season. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of Barbara Brown. Barbara says the whole Brown family’s life […]

Coach George Brown in Alexandria Bay

Coach George Brown in Alexandria Bay

Coach George W. Brown holding a hockey tournament trophy. He coached basketball and football as well as hockey. March 1973. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of Barbara Brown.

Teaching Young Students in Alexandria Bay

Martha Grimes was a teacher at Alexandria Central School for over 25 years; she worked alongside her sister, Melinda. She taught mostly kindergarten, remedial reading, and then later on first and third grades. Listen to Grimes’ story here!

Teaching with Pets in Alexandria Bay

Teaching with Pets in Alexandria Bay

Melinda Comstock was a teacher at the Alexandria Central School starting in 1971, and worked at the same time as her sister, Martha. She helped establish the pre-first program there, and says she loves working with the younger kids. Over the years, she also had a collection of unusual classroom pets. Listen to Comstock’s story […]

Teaching and Mentoring at the Central School in Alexandria Bay

Teaching and Mentoring at the Central School in Alexandria Bay

Dorothy “Dotty” Cosman grew up in Alexandria Bay. After college, she taught school in the Rochester and Onondaga areas, then in 1969 she moved to Alexandria Bay and taught third, fourth and fifth grades at the central school until she retired in 1996. Listen to Cosman’s story here!

Working at the School Cafeteria in Alexandria Bay

Working at the School Cafeteria in Alexandria Bay

Greta Slate worked at the Alexandria Central School in the cafeteria for more than 28 years, including while her three children attended school there. She is now the town historian. Listen to Slate’s story here!