#KnowYourPelicans: Dona Laughlin
Director of Alumni
As the Director of Alumni, what do you do for Packer?
My primary role is to keep our alumni connected to Packer and to each other. Together with the Alumni Board, we host events for alumni here at Packer and around the country. I work with our class correspondents who put together class notes for The Packer Magazine. I also serve as the keeper of Packer's archival materials and work with the Brooklyn Historical Society where they are housed. And, of course, along with our class agents, I help to raise money to support the mission of the School.
Tell us about a specific time you found your job especially rewarding.
The times when I have been able to make connections between alumni. I am often asked to help an alum find a fellow alum in a particular field, and when I can make a connection and the two of them really click, both are better for knowing each other. I love to facilitate those relationships.
What is something that most Packer people wouldn't know about you?
For 10 years I was a court appointed special advocate in the abuse and neglect section of Manhattan Family Court, where I worked to move children out of foster care and into permanent living situations.
What is your favorite space in the building?
Well, I guess I would have to say the Chapel. I have spent more time in the Chapel than any other space in the building except my office. The Tiffany windows are so very beautiful. For our alumni, the Chapel is the heart of the school. Seniors have always been dismissed from Chapel first and I love that we carry on that tradition. It is a special place that is part of every alum's experience at Packer.
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
Head of School Dr. Bruce L. Dennis
Dance Teacher Mandy Stallings
Physical Education Department Head Pippa Mayell
Director of Middle and Upper School Admissions & Financial Aid Sheila Bogan
Directory of Diversity and Equity Semeka Smith-Williams
Upper School History Teacher Sandra Fahy