#KnowYourPelicans: Annabelle Baylin '09
Lower School Associate Teacher
What is your favorite thing about Packer?
The community! I love that so many people come to Packer and stay — it feels like family. So many of the people who were my teachers are now my colleagues — it's a very warm and loving place.
Describe a favorite or memorable moment during your time at Packer.
I love when a single moment of curiosity sparks a class-wide inquiry. There have been a number of these moments this year. For example, when one child suggested we make puppets, it launched a month of puppet-making, culminating in a hilarious immersive performance of Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, complete with TSA-style security scanners on the way into the "theater" and "ticket masters" selling paper tickets!
Name a book/artwork/piece of music that changed your life and explain how.
Radiohead's OK Computer album is still probably my favorite collection of songs ever. When I discovered it as a young teen, something about the melancholy tone and incomprehensible lyrics really pulled at my heartstrings, and still does. There's a longing in it that really resonates with me, and I haven't found anything else quite like it in any other mainstream music. I used to play it on repeat with my friends and family on long car rides and drive them crazy!
What is something that most Packer people wouldn't know about you?
I love to sing and play Indian music, and have studied many different Sanskrit texts, Hindi chants, and songs in Hindi, Urdu, and Marathi. I also composed and performed a qawwali, a form of ecstatic Sufi music, at NYU.
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
Administrative Assistant for Student Services, College Counseling Lydia Monzio