Nancy Amone-Goldfader, born and raised in Patchogue and a graduate of the PMHS Class of 1977, has been a role model, a mentor, and a tireless supporter of her colleagues and literally thousands of students and their family members over the course of more than three decades. As a beloved and trusted counselor, she has left—and continues to grow—an indelible legacy within the Patchogue-Medford School District and her community at large. The level of popularity Nancy enjoys throughout our District today is in keeping with the impact she made in her own student days. At PMHS she was her class vice president, homecoming queen, and captain of the cheerleading team. She epitomized of school spirit, then as now.
After graduating from Bloomsburg University and receiving her masters in counseling from C.W. Post Long Island University, she began her 34-year counseling career at South Ocean Middle school and then the high school. During her time at Pat-Med, Nancy has involved herself in many extra-curricular activities including as cheerleading coach, class advisor, General Organization advisor, coordinator of the Sunshine Club for faculty and staff, a PMCT building representative, as lead counselor, and mentor to new staff. Among Nancy’s many proud honors was the dedication to her of the PMHS Yearbook by the Class of 1994, of which she was class advisor. In 1998, she was honored by the Western Suffolk Counselor Association as its Counselor of the Year. Homecoming 2006 was dedicated to her, the senior class citing her school spirit and dedication to extra-curricular activities. She has been inducted into the National Honor Society (2009) the Tri-M Music Honor Society (2017) and National Business Honor Society (2018).
Beyond the P-M District, her passion for community is demonstrated by her membership in the Women’s Club of Patchogue, of which she is a past president. In 1994, Nancy and her husband David moved to East Islip where, after having three children, Nancy became an active supporter of the EI Early Childhood Center, the school PTAs, and several other school district committees. For her outstanding service she received the PTA Jenkins Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award. Nancy has also served as president of the FTK (For the Kids) Foundation which, through major fundraising events, sponsorships, and donations has raised resources to enhance and expand academic, cultural, and recreational programs for all students in the East Islip District.
The Patchogue-Medford Hall of Fame is proud to add to its roster of honorees one of the best ambassadors the School District has ever had.