#KnowYourPelicans: Alicia White
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!
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
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