Class: 1956Inducted: 2018
Richard S Greene was raised in Bradley Beach and is a proud graduate of Asbury Park High School. While a student at A.P.H.S. he played basketball, baseball, and ran cross country. He was a member of the Megaphone, press club, and was business manager of the Senior play.
Dr. Greene went to Albright College on a basketball scholarship and also played varsity baseball. He was a class officer and vice president of his fraternity. He majored in economics but knew he wanted to be an educator so upon graduation he enrolled in Springfield College and received his Masters Degree in Education. Richard also coached the college junior varsity basketball team.
Richard began his teaching career as a seventh grade teacher in Red Bank, NJ and coached their basketball and baseball teams. After two years of teaching he entered a full time doctoral program at Teachers College, Columbia University where he received his Professional Diploma. He then began his administrative career in Schenectady, NY as an elementary principal and then a junior high principal. Richard finished his Doctorate at State University of N.Y. at Albany.
Dr. Greene then became Assistant Superintendent in White Plains, N.Y. for Administration. He was responsible for the reorganization of the district, school closings, and racial balance. After 9 years in White Plains Richard began his career as Superintendent of Schools in the districts of Yorktown Central Schools, Nyack Union Free School District, and Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Services where he was responsible for 18 school districts and being the N.Y. State Commissioner of Education regional representative.
Dr. Greene is an innovator of numerous programs to educate inner city and disadvantaged youth. He has been honored by many national, state and local organizations for his achievements and the achievements of students and staff. He received the Schenectady Jaycees nomination for "Young Man of the Year." He was also named one of the top 100 superintendents in the United States.
Richard continued after retirement in the field of education conducting over 40 superintendent searches in helping Boards of Education throughout the country. He is married for over 55 years to his wife, Edye and is proud of his children Dr. Sherri and Robert and their daughter-in-law, Jennifer. They have two grandsons, Ryan and Drew and daughter-in-law, Jennifer. His sister Barbara is a graduate of Asbury Park High School.
QUOTATION:"A child miseducated is a child lost." - John F. Kennedy