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Ms. Lisa Valentine

Amy Hagedorn was a native New Yorker who attended Jamaica High School, Baruch College, and earned a Master's Degree in Education from Queens College. While her studies centered on secondary education, she found her niche as an early childhood classroom teacher. She taught three- and four-year-old pre-schoolers for 23 years - first at St. Aloysius School in Great Neck and then in the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Public School District. She was married to Horace Hagedorn, founder and former CEO of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Corporation, and he passed away in 2005. Philanthropy played a major role in the life of Mr. and Mrs. Hagedorn and she is still very involved in many organizations. She was the President of the board of Sustainable Long Island, a regional non- profit organization that promotes economic development, environmental health and social equity. She also served on the boards of the Long Island Community Foundation, Hofstra University, The North Shore/LIJ Health System and The Partnership for After School Education, and was a member of the Nassau County Planning Commission.
Scholarships associated with Ms. Lisa Valentine
  • Hagedorn Scholarship
  • Hagedorn SPIA Scholarship Endowment