#KnowYourPelicans: Sara Baumrin
Second Grade Head Teacher
After 13 years at Packer, you are retiring this June. What do you look forward to the most? What will you miss most?
I am looking forward to traveling. I will miss the children and their wonderful, open, curious minds.
What is your favorite thing about Packer?
One of my favorite things about Packer is that I get to see my students as they mature and blossom. I have fun predicting the kind of teenagers they will become and I am usually spot on!
Describe a favorite or memorable moment in your classroom at Packer.
One of my favorite classroom moments at Packer was an impromptu flash mob dance. The children were out and I was working quietly, when some former students came to my classroom's back door to visit. Before we knew it, we were dancing on the tables to Katy Perry's "California Girls."
Name a book/artwork/piece of music that changed your life and explain how.
The theories of education of John Dewey and Lucy Sprague Mitchell. My own education at the University of Chicago Laboratory School was based on them and they have informed my teaching practice to a huge degree.
What is something that most Packer people wouldn't know about you?
I am really an open book and at this point most people at Packer know a lot about me. Perhaps one thing is that I played the ukelele in a girl band when I was 13. We performed for the neighborhood and charged 5 cents admission.
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
Lower School Associate Teacher Annabelle Baylin
Middle School Administrative Assistant César AyalaInstrumental Music Coordinator Paul Riggio