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Know Your Pelicans

Meet Andrae Hines

Assistant Athletic Director

Know Your Pelicans

What is your official role at Packer and what does it mean? What do you do every day? 

I'm the Assistant Athletic Director. Within my role, I support all of the logistics around our athletics program. I also partner with the Physical Education team to teach some really exciting movement classes to our students.

Why did you choose to work at Packer?

I chose to work at Packer primarily because of the excellence that is tied to the schools athletic program. I also value how diverse and welcoming the community is. Everyone greets you with a smile!

What work have you done prior to joining Packer?

Prior to joining Packer, I worked as the Athletic Coordinator at Brooklyn Height Montessori. I worked there for 18 years in many different roles including, Middle School Advisor, PE Teacher, and Summer Sports Coordinator.

Where did you go to school?

I attended St. Johns University where I earned my BA in Liberal Studies focused in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. I then attended Southern New Hampshire University where I earn my graduate certificate in Athletic Administration.

What are the strengths of your department?

The strengths of the athletic department include collaboration, clear vision for growth, and constant communication!

What are your impressions of Packer so far? Our students? Your colleagues?

My first impressions of the school was just how pleasant everyone is. This is such a warm work and learning environment.

Tell us about a specific time you found your job especially rewarding. 

My job is most rewarding when graduates come back and reflect on how athletics helped shape them as human beings.

Besides your subject, what's something you hope to teach your students?

I am hoping to teach valuable life skills to our students. Sometimes the real learning happens when they are navigating the world. We want them to be be prepared to think through it.

If you had an inspirational fridge magnet, what would it say and why?

"This too shall pass!" This is a reminds me that time is the master of all things. Live in the moment, and appreciate the good with the bad.

What do you love to do when you're not working at Packer?

I enjoy spending time with my family! I am a father of two amazing girls. They keep me very busy. I also love working on my car. I am also an amazing cook!

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