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#KnowYourPelicans: Patrick Sandiford
#KnowYourPelicans: Patrick Sandiford
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Know Your Pelicans - Patrick Sandiford


#KnowYourPelicans: Patrick Sandiford

Maintenance Team Member


As a member of the Maintenance team, what do you do for Packer?

The Maintenance team's ultimate goal is to provide a clean and safe campus for the Packer community.

As part of the team, I'm on security duty from my first step onto Packer's property, and I'll do whatever it takes within my power to help keep Packer safe.

Being a person who doesn't care for daytime darkness, I take great pride in looking after the lights on the entire campus.

I also fix the clocks and lockers, and contribute to the everyday running of the campus in too many ways to mention. I do whatever is required.

What is something that most Packer people wouldn't know about you?

I first heard of Bob Marley and the Wailers at around the tender age of six years old. I was so in love with their vibes that I wanted to look like them. My parents were not impressed with me not wanting to comb my hair, but my friends loved it and nicknamed me Rasta, which has stuck with me ever since.

What's one thing you like about your colleagues?

Leaving the comforts of home is never an easy thing to do. But 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.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

I wish I had the power to completely erase negative thoughts from everyone's minds. Negative thoughts lead to unhappiness, sadness, jealousy, war, and all things not good for the soul. Let the good vibes flow!





Previous Pelicans:

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 Ayala

Instrumental 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

Director of Alumni Dona Laughlin

Accounts Payable and Purchasing Manager Akeem Layne '05

Middle School History Teacher Kate Meyer