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Faculty and Staff Directory

At the heart of our community are the extraordinary people on our faculty and staff. We invite you to meet some of them in our Know Your Pelicans series.

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Stacey Pierre-Louis

Stacey Pierre-Louis

Dean of Student Life and Leadership, Upper School Community Engagement Coordinator
Jansen Po

Jansen Po

Associate Director of Pre and Lower School Admissions
Glynn Pogue

Glynn Pogue

Communication Associate

Natalie Polanco

Upper School Debate Coach
Dani Prabhu

Dani Prabhu

Learning Specialist
Michael Price

Michael Price

Director of Technology
Carlos Prieto

Carlos Prieto

Upper School Psychologist
Joseph Ragazzo

Joseph Ragazzo

Luis Ramirez

Luis Ramirez

Food Service Staff
Genevieve Rana

Genevieve Rana

Associate Teacher
Natalia Renteria Mosquera

Natalia Renteria Mosquera

Associate Teacher
Erik James Resurreccion

Erik James Resurreccion

Assistant Head of Preschool and Lower School
Noelle Reynolds

Noelle Reynolds

Science Teacher
Paul Riggio

Paul Riggio

Instrumental Music Coordinator
Wayne Roberson

Wayne Roberson

ELC Security

Johan Robinson

English/History Teacher
Lisa Marie Rochlin

Lisa Marie Rochlin

Head Teacher, (One-Year Leave Replacement)
Andrew Rodriguez

Andrew Rodriguez

Learning Specialist
Jillian Rolen

Jillian Rolen

Head Teacher
Romina Ros

Romina Ros

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Meet Liz Ann Doherty
School Nurse

Early in my career I was a hospital nurse and  worked in the pharmaceutical industry after getting an MBA. My children were students at Packer when the Nurse encouraged me to return to nursing. I had never considered it as a career choice. Much to my surprise, it has been the career in which I spent the most time and has been the most rewarding. 

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Meet Sabrina Hellman
School Nurse

Working in the healthcare industry can be extremely demanding, and I took the position of school nurse at Packer as an act of selfcare. I am an alum of Packer, and I loved the idea of returning to this nurturing school. I never would have imagined that I would make new best friends, and even after 9 years, I am still learning new things from students and teachers every single day.

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Meet Nick Morton
Assistant Director of Middle and Upper School Admissions and Financial Aid

My favorite moment I’ve had thus far is the open house we held last Fall where over 500 families explored Packer. It was incredible because we had students, faculty, staff, and current families all welcoming new faces and putting the spirit of the school on display! Every prospective family left raving about how amazing our community was, and it was so memorable because it took many different people in our community to put on such a successful event.

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Meet Robert Sapienza
Front Desk Security Guard

During my time in school, no teacher really had the impact on my life that many of the teachers at Packer have on students now. My wife, however, is a teacher, and she has undoubtedly been the greatest influence on my life. Over the years, she has shared many stories about her experiences as a pre-school teacher, and these stories have translated into my work at Packer in my interactions with students and their families. 

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Meet Kate Gilfillan
Upper School Dean, Class of 2024

Working at an alternative high school in Boston early in my career and hearing about the experiences of my students really opened my eyes to the importance of equity in education. They taught me that I didn’t always need to know what to say, but listening to them and allowing for their voices to be heard was what they needed and deserved. I learned to be myself, be present, and develop authentic relationships because students can sense if adults aren't being real.

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Meet Kareem Varlack
Upper School Counselor

As a counselor I am constantly learning how unique each students perspective is, no matter how common the issue. The more understanding I have about each student's outlook, the better I can help them along a path to success.

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Meet Jocelyn Bibi
Middle School Counselor

Whenever I'm asked about influential teachers, I think of my 5th Grade teacher Ms. Capuano. I remember my friends and I were having some classic 5th grade drama, and she kept us in from recess and made us sit in a circle and talk it out. It's the first time I can remember a teacher focusing solely on our emotions as kids––not because it was affecting us in the classroom, but because she truly cared how everyone was doing. I believe that in order for a kid to be successful in school, they need to feel supported emotionally, and she demonstrated how to do it!

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Meet Stacey Pierre-Louis
Dean of Student Life & Leadership

I was born in Trinidad, and although I moved here when I was three years old, I grew up listening to soca music. Soca music is my happy place. When I am stressed or frustrated I can play soca and immediately smile. My mind becomes flooded with the best memories of dancing in the street during Trinidad Carnival, celebrating at my wedding, Saturday mornings with my family, and dancing with my beloved granny (who is no longer with us but knew how to move when soca was playing). As someone who has moved around quite a bit in life, soca has always provided me the comfort of home no matter how far away I am from my loved ones.

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Meet Erik Resurreccion
Assistant Head of Preschool and Lower School

I love having the ability to make a teacher's work feel a little easier, whether it is connecting them with professional development, communicating with families, working with students, or sharing words of encouragement.

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Meet Judi Williams
Dean, Class of 2022 & Upper School History Teacher

If I ever walk away from a class session not having learned something from my students, it's an indicator that something was missing from the lesson. That said, one of the main things I've learned from my students, particularly now, is that I don't need to hide behind a mask of perfection. When my students are tired, they tell me that they're tired. When they're confused, they say they're confused. If they're feeling great, they let me know. They don't mask emotions, and I find that incredibly admirable.

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Meet Sanjana Assudani
Lower School Computing & Design Teacher

Girls come up to me and say they're happy that I, as a female, am their computer teacher. It's shown them that they can go into tech, too, even though it's still a male dominated field. 

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Meet Courtney Sockbeson
First Grade Teacher

It's so rewarding when parents tell you about projects that their child has started at home that were inspired by something in the classroom.

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Meet Cameron Lemley
Upper School Math Teacher

Mathematics is a universal language and a powerful investigative tool, and it can be used to effect positive social change. It provides a very discerning lens through which we can inspect our world.

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Meet Maria Nunes
Upper School Division Head

My latest obsession is Titus Kaphar, a young African American painter and sculptor who explores the power of representation in historical narratives. His work broadened my perspective on the need to amend, but not avoid, the retelling of difficult moments in history.  

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Meet Jansen Po
Associate Director of Preschool and Lower School Admissions

Our students encourage me to be an activist instead of a bystander; to reimagine a cardboard box and old bottle caps as a robot; they show me shortcuts around the building when I find myself in a dead end (both literally and figuratively).

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Meet Ramon Thompson
Technology Services Coordinator

I love that my colleagues and I all have the same mission: to help the Packer community through the use of technology.

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Meet Dr. Jennifer Weyburn
Head of School

It is such fun to work with students. I learn so much from them. They often come at issues with different ways of thinking from mine. I cherish this more and more as I grow older.

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Meet Elena Megalos
Middle School Core Teacher

Our field trips enable us to connect with objects (and buildings) that have endured centuries and will outlast us. They bring the past to life and make it tangible.

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Meet Patricia Runcie-Rice
Middle School Theatre Teacher

I hope that through exploring characters from other times, lands, life experiences, etc. students will gain a visceral sense of understanding so that they can empathize with all people.

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Meet Sara Goin-Cloird
Middle and Upper School Admissions Coordinator

My colleagues are caring. Many of them care deeply, and I feel a kinship like nothing I’ve felt in the workplace before.

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Meet Tamara Machac
Upper School Science Teacher

The fellowship among my colleagues not only helps elevate my own teaching, but also makes me feel like a part of the community.

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Meet Annette Hernandez
Pre and Lower School Psychologist

On a regular basis I learn about the power of forgiveness from the students. Children can be deeply disappointed with someone but they can also be resilient and quickly remember why they love that person.

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Meet Meghan Clark
Middle School Computer Science Teacher

I want all my students to understand that it is okay to fail. I want them to be able to push through difficult problems and feel a huge sense of accomplishment and pride when they’re finished.

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Meet Dio Hernandez
Upper School French and Spanish Teacher

Every time I see students having conversations in the target language just because it's fun and useful, it is very rewarding to me, professionally and personally.

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Meet Chris Natale
Math Specialist (K-6)

One of my favorite parts of the curriculum is helping kids to think about how to be good problem solvers. It’s hugely important to teach them how to start with a plan and work from there. 

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Meet Sadelle Chain
Middle School Core Teacher

In both the intellectual and personal realms, I hope my students will continue to always ask themselves the questions we base our 6th Grade Core course on: Whose perspective am I hearing? Whose may be left out?  

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Meet Sameer Shah
Upper School Math Teacher

Many adults see math as cold and sterile and formulaic. I think a lot about how to help my students find the joy, beauty, and creativity in math. 

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Meet Craig Kennedy
Superintendent of Building and Grounds

I don’t think that there are many schools where the students and parents know the members of the Operations Staff as well as they do at Packer. Those relationships are very rewarding.

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Meet Hardeep Juttla
Second Grade Teacher

Building a happy classroom community in which we can laugh, share our struggles, and enjoy each other’s successes is paramount.

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Meet Jeremy Udden
Instrumental Music Teacher

My students never cease to amaze me — the way they look at a problem or find a solution in a way that I could never have anticipated. Their creativity drives me.

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Meet Sharon Melady
Lower School Science Teacher

I hope that our youngest scientists quickly learn that no matter their age or size, they can make a difference. The smallest things they do can lead to big changes.

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Meet Anne Marie Mignatti
Middle School Science Teacher

The Middle School Science Fair is the most rewarding part of my job. Students can discover and follow a passion in science and take their learning as deep as they are willing to go.

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Meet Lisa Shambaugh
College Counselor

As a college counselor, I feel incredibly lucky to get to know juniors and seniors individually. I am inspired by their willingness to take risks, their abundant positivity, and their ability to recognize how they have grown and changed.

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Meet Kofi Donnelly
Science Department Head

I hope to teach my students that learning is lifelong and there really is value in trying to figure things out.

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Meet Linda Weiss King
Lower School Learning Specialist

One of the most valuable lessons I hope to teach my students is that it’s okay to make mistakes. We all have things we’re really good at and things we need to work on.

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Meet Susan Moore
Director of Annual Giving

Together with my wonderful parent volunteers, we encourage the many members of the community who love Packer to make a gift in support of our school.

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Meet Sarah Strauss
Upper School History Teacher

I love teaching students how to conduct original research—whether in the Packer archives, for a documentary film, or their 10th Grade research paper.

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Meet Denise Schwed
Director of Pre and Lower School Admissions

I have spent the bulk of my professional life teaching and working at Packer. I started here as a young teacher and loved it so much I never left!

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Meet Nila Fortune
College Counselor

Choosing the right college is less about its reputation and much more about finding a place that will support you as you grow into the person you hope to become.

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Meet Chad Austino
Latin Teacher

I hope to teach my students to be self learners. We are all students for life, and the more curious and engaged we are in the world, the more rewarding our lives will be. 

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Meet Erin Schmitz
Independent Science Research Program Coordinator

The Independent Science Research Program is my favorite thing at Packer. I love seeing students go from having an interest in science to becoming so confident and knowledge about their research topic.

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Meet Jamie Lilly
Lower School Literacy Coordinator

It is essential that we teach students to understand different perspectives. Reading is a great way to facilitate this because books can serve as mirrors and windows.

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Meet June Alpert
Middle School Math Teacher

Some of the best times in math class happen when students have a “lightbulb” moment, and they exclaim, “Oh, now I get it!” It is very satisfying for them and me.

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Meet Kate Meyer
Middle School History Teacher

My colleagues are really talented educators, and my students are some of the finest kids I've ever worked with.

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Meet Aaron Heflich Shapiro
Manager of Development Services

My colleagues truly embody the spirit of Packer’s Mission Statement and are some of the kindest, warmest, and smartest people I’ve ever worked with!

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Meet Sandra Fahy
Upper School History Teacher

I love teaching all of my electives, but I think I like Cultural Anthropology the most. This is partly because it's my background, but I also enjoy seeing students respond to a new disciplinary approach to studying the world.

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Meet Semeka Smith-Williams
Director of Diversity and Equity

When I watch our student leaders take a topic and bring their ideas to it, and witness their readiness to explore challenging questions with others in our community, it brings me joy and appreciation for being an educator.

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Meet Patrick Sandiford
Maintenance Team Member

Knowing that my day will be filled with humor, no matter how hard the task may be, is very satisfying. I thank my colleagues for that.

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Meet Pippa Mayell
Physical Education Teacher

One of the greatest things about working at Packer is the opportunity to learn from colleagues. The energy, the enthusiasm, and the dedication to be found across all disciplines and divisions are inspiring!

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Meet Sheila Bogan
Middle and Upper School Admission Director and Director of Financial Aid

I take great pride when the kids that we accept into this community make a major impact, from presenting their findings from years of research in the Science Research Program to choreographing a piece in the Dance Concert.

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Meet Mandy Stallings
Dance Teacher

It's always such a thrill when Dance Concert season comes along. Being able to work with the Upper School choreography class and help the dancers to bring their artistic visions to life is such a joy.

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Meet Rita Pavia
Permanent Substitute Teacher

My favorite thing about Packer is the way that students from different divisions engage with each other. I love that they have the opportunity to do so through activities that facilitate reaching outside their normal circles of interaction.

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Meet Andrew Parson
Library Department Head

Packer is a place where I can help students do anything from researching why the Mayan empire collapsed to hanging drywall in a Baltimore Habit for Humanity site.

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Meet Alicia White
Dance Teacher

The relationships that I've made with both my colleagues and my students are the most memorable. Having space and time to create and collaborate with one another allows you to see each other through a different lens.

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Meet Yvonne Menard
Pre and Lower School Admissions Coordinator

My favorite things about Packer are our vibrant community and our commitment to diversity.

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Meet Lutz Holzinger
Upper School Science Teacher

My favorite moments are the times my students take charge of the class and have insightful discussions about a topic or problem, while I observe their discourse from the sidelines.

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Meet Joanna Festa
Third Grade Teacher

I am always in awe of what our students bring to class discussions on topics such as identity, literacy, math, social studies, our classroom community, and beyond—I am always learning from them!

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Meet Nick Griffith
Security Team Member

My favorite thing about Packer is the friendly interactions among the faculty, staff, students, and parents. I have a unique perspective of the school from the front desk.

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Meet Paul Riggio
Instrumental Music Coordinator

One of my favorite things about Packer is the myriad of simply lovely and interesting people with whom I have had more than passing relationships: students, faculty, staff, and parents alike.

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Meet Lydia Monzio
Administrative Assistant for Student Services, College Counseling

I love our caring community, our wonderful students, the friends I have made, and the way I have grown as a person here.

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Meet Monika Johnston
History Department Chair

I am in awe of our students. Their energy, motivation, and sense of agency are an inspiration to me as both a teacher and a life-long learner.

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Meet Ali Boag
Chair of the Arts Department

My favorite thing about Packer is the people. And the amazing courses students follow. Oh... and the garden area at the back.

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Meet Tim Jensen
Fourth Grade Teacher

I love the cycle of each school year, and it never bores me. Students and teachers start in September as relative strangers, getting to know one another as we begin working together.

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Meet Alice Lurain
Upper School Science Teacher

I love that every day as I walk through the halls of Packer, I exchange greetings with students, faculty, and staff. It is a wonderfully welcoming and affirming feeling to be seen and acknowledged with warmth, and often, with enthusiasm.

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Meet Louis Minsky
Upper School Computer Science Teacher

There's something incredibly satisfying about watching a student who has been struggling with a problem and seeing the moment that they get it to work.

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Meet Rich Domanico
Physical Education Teacher and Coach

Through the years, my favorite thing about Packer has been the students that I have had the privilege to coach. Whether on a soccer field or a basketball court, our student athletes conduct themselves with class and a remarkable work ethic.

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Meet Todd Johnson
Middle School English Teacher

I love the fact that individuality is embraced at Packer. I would be hard pressed to describe the typical Packer student (or teacher, for that matter) because everyone is encouraged to be themselves.

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Meet Lynnette Arthur
Preschool Teacher

The relationships with fellow teachers, staff, parents, and children that we at Packer encounter every year are monumental, and extend beyond the classroom.

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Meet Su-Ling Huang
World Languages Teacher

My favorite thing about Packer is the diversity in the faculty and student body. Packer offers a wealth of opportunities for students to explore a variety of languages and cultures.

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Meet Anne Montero
Kindergarten Teacher

Last year, a group of Middle School students led our Kindergartners in an art project and discussion about identity. The confidence, patience and tenderness with which the Middle School students led the activity reaffirmed for me why it's so fantastic to be a member of this community.

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