Zelda Segal interview, 25 March 2014


Massachusetts native, Zelda Segal discusses what it was like teaching at Boulevard School in Cleveland Heights for over thirty years. Segal gives a background of her life growing up during the Great Depression and attending college during World War 2. She then gives the reasons why she came to Cleveland; along with telling the story about how she got a master's in education. She worked for the Cleveland Heights school district for thirty years and relates many of those experiences. Integration and student-testing are what stick out in her mind as the most memorable events that happened while she worked at Boulevard School. Another interesting memory, Segal brings up, was lunchtime. She says that students would go home at noon and have lunch with their mothers, and Segal gives her reasons for why she thinks that stopped. She concludes the interview by discussing why she came to Judson Park.