#KnowYourPelicans: Bruce L. Dennis
#KnowYourPelicans: Bruce L. Dennis
Head of School
As the Head of School, what do you do for Packer?
I provide overall leadership for the School, supervising the three Division Heads and a number of other key staff members. An important part of my work is ensuring that every aspect of Packer is functioning at the highest possible level, so that we are able to provide the best possible educational experience for all of our students.
What is something that most Packer people wouldn't know about you?
I play tennis every weekend and enjoy spending time at the gym. Going to movies and theater with my wife are my favorite social pastimes. I also have a strong interest in professional comedy, something that I share with my grown son, who is stand-up comedian.
What's one thing you love about your Packer colleagues?
I love my colleagues' dedication and commitment to their students. I am constantly impressed by the faculty and staff's work ethic and their high level of engagement with our students — and this is equally true in Lower, Middle, and Upper School. This contributes to the strong relationships that exist at Packer, which I continue to believe is one of our School's most significant, defining attributes.
What is your favorite space in the building?
My favorite space in the building is the Chapel because it emanates a sense of history from its walls and represents to me, in a way no other part of the School does, that we are part of something larger than ourselves and more important than just this moment in time. When I speak to Packer alums, the Chapel is the one spot they all remember most fondly, and today, still, it is the space in which students often gather for a variety of activities that enrich our community. I just wish it were air conditioned!
Photo by Raoul Brown.
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
Dance Teacher Alicia White
Middle School Science Teacher Stephanie Rapciak
Library Department Chair Andrew Parson
Pre and Lower School Assistant Head Joe McCauley
Spanish Teacher Dallas Rico
Permanent Substitute Teacher Rita Pavia
Instrumental Music Teacher Jeremy Udden
Food Services Team Member Shanique Hollis
Middle School History Teacher Vidya Misra