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#KnowYourPelicans: Alicia White
Posted 11/03/2017 08:00AM

Know Your Pelicans - Alicia White


#KnowYourPelicans: Alicia White

Dance Teacher


What is your favorite thing about Packer?

When I reflect on my time at Packer, I consider the relationships that I've made with both my colleagues and my students to be the most memorable. Having the space and time dedicated to creating and collaborating with one another allows you to see each other through a different lens. I also love that I have the opportunity and privilege to work with students ranging from the Puppies all the way through our Seniors.

Describe a favorite or memorable moment in your classes at Packer.

I recently had a 1st Grade class ask to do their Spooky Dance with no assistance or cues from me (I usually
direct from the sidelines). They looked to one another as they made their way through the dance, listening and watching as the movements unfolded. The pride and ownership that the students felt after that experience was truly profound.

Name a work of art, literature, music, or film that you hold dear and explain its influence on you.

"Walk That Dinosaur" by Was (Not Was) was the first piece of music that I choreographed a dance to. I was in Fourth Grade and was asked by the director of the musical to create a dance to teach to the Fifth Graders. Needless to say it was quite intimidating to be teaching something to kids older than me, but I relished the process and knew from that time that I wanted to immerse myself in the performing arts.

What is something that most Packer people wouldn't know about you?

I used to be an avid boxer, and I make a mean chocolate cake!




Previous Pelicans:

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 Ayala

Instrumental Music Coordinator Paul Riggio

Second Grade Teacher Sara Baumrin

The Development Office

Pre and Lower School Music Teacher Fran Onne-Fong

Physical Education and Health Teacher Dorothy Gurreri

Latin Teacher Tim Flannery

Hallmaster Louis Rios

Security Team Member Nick Griffith

Third Grade Head Teacher Joanna Stern

Middle School Math Teacher Colin Levitt

Upper School Science Teacher Lutz Holzinger

Pre and Lower School Admissions Coordinator Yvonne Menard

Upper School History Teacher George Snook


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