Last year, the Marshfield Public Schools inducted the first two members of its Wall of Honor: Nancy Currie and John Putnam. The district is now seeking nominations for another class of individuals to join the inductees.

Voted into existence by the Marshfield School Committee in 2017, the Wall of Honor seeks to “honor people of exemplary moral character who have made an outstanding contribution to the school community or education, over a period of time; or have accomplished exemplary achievement; or have displayed outstanding leadership.”

Over two dozen names were submitted last year, and those nominated will remain in consideration through 2020. The Wall of Honor Subcommittee, comprised of the Superintendent, two members of the community, two school committee members, two teachers and a building principal.

Longtime Marshfield educators Nancy Currie and John Putnam, who have a combined 70 years of experience in schools, were chosen as the inaugural inductees in July 2018.

Currie taught health at Marshfield High School for 34 years, eventually serving as coordinator of comprehensive health. After retiring from teaching, Currie served three terms on the school committee. Putnam worked in the district for 40 years, 36 of which he spent teaching science and coaching wrestling at Marshfield High School.

Nominations can be made by letter or by nomination form, available online, listing the nominated individuals accomplishments and the nominator’s reason for submitting this person.

Letters of nomination or nomination forms should be submitted to Ruthann Despier, the superintendent’s administrative assistant, by mailing them to the school’s central office, 76 River St., or via e-mail to

An evening to honor the Wall of Honor Class of 2019 will be held in the fall.

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