Sandra Klein (Fischer Ellston) (2009 Distinguished Lifetime Award)

Sandra Klein (Fischer Ellston), Class of 1967, has been chosen for induction into the North Salem High School Hall of Fame’s 2009 Class in the category of Distinguished Lifetime Achievement. Klein received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Oregon, after which she taught at the State University of New York for sixteen years where she won both the President’s and the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching. A reader in the Folger Shakespeare Library, she published a book on metaphor in addition to numerous scholarly articles. Her essay on Ophelia in Hamlet has been widely reprinted and is regarded as a feminist classic. She was a presenter at the World Shakespeare Congress in Berlin. In 1986, she became Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Oregon University and was chosen as a trainer for new deans nationally. She has recently been honored with Eastern Oregon’s Women of Vision and Courage Award. She is founder and organizer of the Northwest Poet’s Concord.