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#KnowYourPelicans: Sheila Bogan
#KnowYourPelicans: Sheila Bogan
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Know Your Pelicans - Sheila Bogan

#KnowYourPelicans: Sheila Bogan

Director of Middle and Upper School Admissions and Financial Aid

As Director of Middle and Upper School Admissions and Financial Aid, what do you do for Packer?
In the fall, I interview prospective families, host open house events, and have a lot of contact with schools throughout the city (and New Jersey!). In January, I read applicant files and meet with the Admissions committee to go over these files and begin to construct a class. After students are accepted, our office hosts Accepted Students Days when the kids can spend a day on campus and in our classrooms before making a decision. I also assist returning and new families who apply for tuition assistance. After spring break I help plan orientations for new students and placement exams.

Tell us about a specific time you found your job especially rewarding?
I am especially lucky in my job that I feel rewarded all of the time! I love when you take a chance on a student and then see them flourish here. I take great pride when the kids that we accept into this community make a major impact, whether it is presenting their findings from years of research in the Science Research Program or choreographing a piece in the Dance Concert.

What is something that most Packer people wouldn't know about you?
Most people wouldn't know that I grew up on government assistance with a single mom and twin brother. I attended local public schools and was the first person in my family to attend college, and the only person in my family to earn an advanced degree.

What is your favorite space in the building?
I am in the Admissions Office most of the time, which is beautiful. However, when I do get out, I really love the art studio — so colorful and vibrant. I love how messy it can get and how the natural light comes through.

I also love the busyness of the Student Center (see photo). I know, I know... it's packed, but I love the vibe of the kids laughing and interacting in that space.

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