When Dr. Mae Hamlin first began working with children in New York in 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House and a postage stamp was three cents. Dr. Hamlin moved to Palm Beach County in 1970 to work as a School Psychologist and The School District was known as The Board of Public Instruction and a gallon of gas was 36 cents.
Jupiter Elementary is proudly declaring Friday, September 28, 2012, as “Dr. Mae Day” to pay tribute to the lengthy and dedicated career of Dr. Mae Hamlin. Dr. Hamlin started her career in our School District in 1970 as a School Psychologist after several years in the Commack Public Schools and Port Washington Schools, both in New York. Here in Palm Beach County she worked in Instructional Services, the Department of Special Education, as a Guidance Counselor at Palm Beach Public, a School Psychologist in the South Area and in her present position as a Guidance Counselor at Jupiter Elementary.
“Dr. Mae,” as the students affectionately call her, counsels students, helps families, and has mentored countless professionals. According to Jupiter Elementary Principal Daniel Smith, “Although our staff at Jupiter Elementary will consider it a Mayday distress call to lose our gentle and compassionate guidance counselor, we are rejoicing with her by celebrating her retirement.”