Sharon E. Parker
“Interboro Class of 1965”
Sharon Parker has distinguished herself as a career educator committed to the education, health, safety, and welfare of thousands of students and staff members during her storied thirty-two years in public education. During her tenure in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District from 1979 to 2006, she distinguished herself in a number of ways: middle school language arts teacher, team leader, director of curriculum, principal, and finally superintendent of the school district. Ms. Parker has also earned a number of awards for her effectiveness and dedication: Wallingford-Swarthmore Teacher of the Year (1992), the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association Superintendent of the Year (2003), and the Delaware County March of Dimes Excellence in Education Award (2006). Ms. Parker currently serves as Superintendent of the Unionville-Chaddsford School District. Sharon Parker continues to model excellence and commitment, and does the Interboro community proud.
John M. Saddic
“Interboro Class of 1968” and “Community Member”
John Saddic’s long contribution to the Interboro community began as a volunteer with the Essington Fire Company as a teenager in 1966. He joined the Prospect Park Police Department in the early 1970’s, and after many years of service, was promoted to Chief of Police by the Prospect Park Borough Council in 2003. Before becoming Chief of Police, Officer Saddic was the school resource officer for the high school. Mr. Saddic has never stopped being a contributing member of the community since the earliest days. “Officer John,” as he is affectionately called by many that know him, has volunteered his time and professional equipment as a disc jockey at countless youth dances, creating an enduring bond with the young people of the community. In addition, Mr. Saddic was the leading instructor and facilitator for the D.A.R.E. program at Prospect Park School since its inception. Officer John’s continued involvement with and commitment to the Interboro community has had a positive impact on numerous people, young and old.
Linda K. Freeman
“Interboro Class of 1963”
Pictured as “Most Likely to Succeed” in the yearbook, Linda Freeman has accomplished that and more, not just in the eyes of Interboro, but in the surrounding communities as well. A genuinely warm and caring person, Linda recognized an important community need when an increasing number of families and individuals were coming to her church for help with food. Linda, together with her friend, Lana, took steps to address that need by creating a food cupboard. In August 2001, the door to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry officially opened. It is headquartered at the Prospect Hill Baptist Church and, to date, serves more than 12,000 individuals each year. A tireless worker for our less fortunate neighbors, Linda Freeman was able to translate her vision into a reality that provides one of the most significant and important community outreach programs in Delaware County.
Ronald Stafford Scott
“Interboro Class of 1959”
Ronald S. Scott graduated as valedictorian of Interboro’s class of 1959. He attended Swarthmore College, then the University of Illinois, earning a Ph.D. in physics. Dr. Scott then decided to use this background to contribute to the medical profession. He earned an M.D. degree at the University of Buffalo and embarked on a specialization in radiology. He set up practice in San Diego where he met and married Peg Lazear, a medical administrator. In addition, Dr. Scott began flying his plane from San Diego to El Centro, CA to provide oncology treatment for the underserved population he found there. Dr. Scott and his wife built the Imperial Valley Cancer Center with the goal of serving those in need regardless of their ability to pay. The lives of Ron and Peg Scott were tragically lost when their plane crashed on return from El Centro on March 11, 2004. But the advanced medical care they introduced to the Imperial Valley induced other physicians to follow, and the people of El Centro remain thankful beneficiaries of their caring vision.
Gerald J. Kennedy
Not only was Jerry Kennedy an outstanding social studies teacher for 35 years, he served with distinction in many capacities as a teacher, coach, counselor, leader, mentor, and role model. He was a devoted coach of baseball and football for many years, and asked to have a special “Buc Pride” banner made when he became head football coach in 1987. Mr. Kennedy led the team to a championship in 1988 and won the Coach of the Year Award. “Buc Pride” became a permanent fixture at Interboro High. Whether in the classroom, the school, or through his devoted service to athletic and co-curricular activities, Jerry Kennedy always put the needs of students first. He worked tirelessly serving on committees and task forces to make Interboro High School the best it could be.