#KnowYourPelicans: Lydia Monzio
Administrative Assistant for Student Services, College Counseling
What is your favorite thing about Packer?
There are so many things I love about Packer that it is hard to pick just one! I love our caring community, our wonderful students, the friends I have made, and the way I have grown as a person here. But my favorite thing has to be working with students throughout the college process. It is so exciting to see them grow from juniors who are not sure what to expect into confident seniors ready to take on the world! No matter how many times we go through this process with a different class every year, it never gets old.
Describe a favorite or memorable moment during your time at Packer.
A memorable moment was when the Class of 2015 dedicated the yearbook to me. You could have knocked me over with a feather! I was so proud and excited to be picked for such an honor and it made me realize that I am appreciated for all the hard work I do. It really meant the world to me!
Name a book/artwork/piece of music that changed your life and explain how.
From the time I was a little girl, my family watched nature documentaries. Because of them I developed a love of the natural world in all its forms. Seeing those wild places made me want to visit them and I have sought out places throughout my life that can bring me closer to nature. I have been camping and river rafting, star gazing and birding, hiking and cross country skiing and have traveled to many places. This summer I am going to Alaska and will finally get to step onto the tundra that I have dreamed about visiting since I was a child and a dream close to my heart will be fulfilled.
What is something that most Packer people wouldn't know about you?
Something folks may not know about me is that I used to be a scuba diver. At one point, I had over 100 hours under water and actually wanted to become a dive master and teach the sport. It never happened but it was a dream I had for a very long time.
Kindergarten Teacher Anne Montero
Upper School Science Teacher Alice Lurain
World Languages Teacher Su-Ling Huang
Upper School Art Teacher Eric Baylin
Preschool Teacher Lynnette Arthur
Middle School English Teacher Todd Johnson
Physical Education Teacher and Coach Rich Domanico
Food Services Member Ann Martinez
Lower School Librarian Chris Rush
Upper School Computer Science Teacher Louis Minsky '09
Upper School History Teacher Monika Johnston
First Grade Teacher Irene Turner
Interim Chair of the Arts Department Ali Boag
Middle School Dean of Student Life and Health Teacher Bessie Oster
Fourth Grade Teacher Tim Jensen
Middle School Math Teacher Ashley Greene
Upper School Choral Director Esther Liu Harris
Upper School English Teacher Eric Weisberg
Facilities Staff Member Luciean Seaforth
Director of Global Outreach, Service, and Sustainability Tené Adero Howard '91