Alum is on Florida School Board
Nora Gould Rupert is a grateful Huntington High School alum. This marks the 30th anniversary of her graduation, but she hasn't forgotten her alma mater, even though she lives far away from her childhood home.
Earlier this school year Mrs. Rupert was elected to serve on the Broward County Board of Education, representing District 7. A former high school reading teacher, she's been married to Eric Rupert for more than 20 years and is the mother of three children attending local public schools.
Mrs. Rupert recently wrote to the Huntington School District website with "a quick note to say thank you for my terrific education at HHS." The Broward County Public Schools has an enrollment of about 257,000 students spread over 230 traditional schools and centers, 68 charter schools and one virtual school. The students come from 173 different countries and speak 53 different languages. It is the sixth largest school district in the country.
Nora Amelda Gould graduated from high school on Sunday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. during Huntington's 120th commencement exercises. Charles W. Rutiger was the district superintendent, Richard M. Oehmler was president of the board of education and Charles T. Williams was the high school principal with James A. Loebell, Kurt Ottenheimer, Alexander J. Podraza and Will Singleton, Jr. as the assistant principals. Teacher Beth Hulsart was the Class of 1981 faculty advisor.
Ms. Gould participated in field hockey and journalism (The Dispatch), was a member of the international award winning choir and played in the band. The alum said that being an "active all-around student prepared me with a winning spirit. Go Blue Devils!"
After graduating from Huntington High School, the alum went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications from Florida Southern college. She is certified to teach English (5-9 and 6-12) and has endorsements in reading ESOL and gifted. Mrs. Rupert has worked as a high school language arts and reading teacher and as an account executive with both the Sun-Sentinel newspaper and Holiday Inn Corp.
An active member of the community, Mrs. Rupert has volunteered as a reading tutor and Big Brothers/Big Sisters, served as the vice-president of Phi Mu Fraternity of Broward County, chaired the education advancement committee for the Pompano Beach Moose Lodge and chaired the Coconut Creek Elementary School's PTA Reflections program.
Mrs. Rupert's school board offices are located at 600 S.E. 3rd Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.