Thursday, February 22, 2024

Hall of Fame 2017


William “Ed” Butler, Former Faculty

  • Assistant Principal at Chamblee High School, 1980 – 1991
  • Dedicated 40 years to public education as a teacher, coach and administrator
  • Always committed and willing to give unselfish support to students, faculty and staff
  • Honorable Mention All – American, Wake Forest University Football Team, 1951
  • B. S., Health and Physical Education – Wake Forest University; M.Ed, Health and Physical Education –
  • Middle Tennessee State;
  • Administration – Atlanta University




Robert Castro, Class of 1984

  • Senior Advisor to both the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development and the U.S. Secretary of State, 2016 – present
  • Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad, 2017
  • Secretary of State Award: DACOR’s Eleanor Dodson Tragen Award, 2003
  • Chief of Staff, Overseas Buildings Operations, United States Department of State, 2004 –2007
  • US Soccer Federation and National Intercollegiate Soccer Referee, 1991 – 2001


Chamblee High School

Swimming, Tennis, Cross Country, Beta Club, Model United Nations, Scholars Bowl (Captain), Blue and Gold Newspaper (Co-Editor), National Honor Society, Student Council





Maryann Erigha, Class of 2003

  • Sociology Professor, Author, Track Superstar
  • One of the greatest track sprinters in history at the University of Notre Dame and Chamblee Charter High School
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award, 2006
  • Fifteen time BIG EAST honors, the most ever by a Notre Dame track-and-field competitor
  • Kanaley Award winner, the highest student-athlete honor given at Notre Dame, 2007
  • Published work has appeared in The Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, Sociology Compass, and the Black Scholar
  • B.A., Sociology and Computer Applications – University of Notre Dame;
  • Ph.D., Sociology – University of Pennsylvania


Chamblee High School

Track, Chamhian Yearbook, Basketball, Interact Club, Semi-finalist – National Achievement Scholar, Senior Superlative


Clarence Peeler, Jr., Class of 1935

  • DeKalb County Superior Court Judge, 1965 – 2000
  • Awarded the Logan E. Bleckley Award for Judicial Excellence, 1997
  • Captain (U.S. Army) – served under General Patton’s Third Army during the Battle of the Bulge
  • Awarded the Bronze Star and five Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Devoted his entire life to family, country and the law
  • B.A., Political Science – The Citadel; J.D. – Atlanta Law School
Chamblee High School
Boxing, Chess Club






Stephen Rubino, Class of 1973, Former Faculty

  • Teacher, Coach, Advisor at Chamblee High School and Chamblee Charter High School, 1993 – 2016
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Chamblee STAR Teacher, 1998, 2015
  • DeKalb County STAR Teacher, 2015
  • Chamblee Charter High School Teacher of the Year, 2010
  • Sequoyah Junior High School Teacher of the Year, 1992
  • At the end of the day, do what is best for the students”
  • B.A., Public Administration – Miami University;
  • M.Ed, Secondary Social Studies – University of Georgia

Chamblee High School

Beta Club (President), Student Council, Track, Cross Country

Dr. Becky Winkler, Class of 1995

  • Renown Corporate Psychologist, Partner at Green Peak Partners
  • University of Georgia’s Class of 40 Under 40, for exemplary accomplishments, 2015
  • Jere W. Morehead Award, University of Georgia – youngest alumni to ever receive this award, 2017
  • CCHS Blue & Gold Foundation Board Member, 2007 -2015
  • Board Chairperson of KIPP Academy, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • B.A., Psychology, Women’s Studies, and Chinese – University of Georgia
  • Honors Program (Summa Cum Laude); M.A. and Ph.D., Industrial Organizational Psychology – DePaul University


Chamblee High School

Art Club, Beta Club, Chamhian Yearbook Staff, Mock Trial, Keyettes, Model UN, National Honor Society, Soccer, Cheerleader, Senior Superlative, Valedictorian


Business Champion- City of Chamblee

Blue & Gold Lifetime Service Award- Dr. Jack Schreeder