As the granddaughter of four immigrants who settled in Malden, Theresa(Terri) is a self-
MarcPhaneuf is a professional freelance musician, composer and arranger. His prowess with the saxophone, flute, clarinet and piano has allowed him to play alongside some of the most famous names in the music business, such as Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Lady Gaga and Iggy Pop. He’s appeared in such original Broadway productions as the Little Mermaid, Fiddler on the Roof,Rocky and Sister Act, and sat in with the Boston Pops, the Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey orchestras. His movie soundtrack credits include Finding Forrester, The Aviator, Chicken Little, and television’s Boardwalk Empire. He is the son of former MHS Superintendent of Schools Paul Phaneuf.
Majoring in German at Tufts University, John T. McCarthy was president of his graduating class in 1968. Completing his master’s degree program at Tufts in German in 1973, McCarthy began his four-
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With a lifelong passion to provide students the best educational opportunities possible, Virginia Shahbas Yardumian served on her local parent teachers association and the local and state League of Women Voters before running in 1968 for the Malden School Committee. Ginny, as she is known, was elected for three terms, two as chair of the committee. Her 12 years on the committee was a time of massive changes in educational and societal philosophies. After she stepped aside, Ginny remained firm in her beliefs thatall students deserve and need quality public education. To that end she continues to be involved in political campaigns for those whose commitment to public education reflects her own.
Brought to this country as a toddler, the daughter of Polish immigrants who survived the Holocaust of World War II, Ms. Diane Portnoy grew up seeing the unique language challenges immigrants and refugees faced in their new land. Educated in Malden schools, Boston University and Cornell University, Ms. Portnoy became a certified teacher and in 1992 co-
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John Boris left Malden High School at age 17 to join the Army to help support his struggling mother and siblings, but it was a meeting years later at his butter-
The son of Italian immigrant parents, John A. Volpe rose from his construction industry background in Malden and World War II service in the U.S. Navy to twice become governor of Massachusetts, U.S. Secretary of Transportation,Ambassador to Italy and in 1968 nearly became Richard Nixon’s vice presidential running mate. In 1960, Volpe successfully ran for governor, but lost his bid for a second consecutive term in 1962 to Democrat Endicott Peabody. He then defeated Francis X. Bellotti to win re-