#KnowYourPelicans: Rashad Randolph
Upper School Spanish Teacher and Dean of the Class of 2018
What do you teach? What is one of your favorite parts of the curriculum?
I teach Spanish. I've taught every level from Middle School to the AT level. My favorite parts of the curriculum are those moments when I get to show students how Spanish ties into culture. Things like music, pop culture, and everyday things students can to relate to.
I'm also the Dean of the Class of 2018. I'm responsible for helping the grade with multiple things, from academic scheduling to social-emotional topics. This class has a special place in my heart because I've know so many of them for so long (as far back as 6th and 7th Grade). Some of them took Spanish with me in Middle School!
Besides your subject, what's something you hope to teach your students?
I always hope to teach my students how to have respect and appreciation for all members of our community. Everyone plays a huge role in their education. In many cases, the important life lessons they'll learn will take place outside of the classroom. I also hope to teach students to bring their heart and compassion to their dealings with other people.
Tell us about a time you learned something from our students.
During a class discussion one day, a student spoke about the number of things they had to do in one night and how they accomplished them. It reminded me to see students not just as scholars, but as people who wear multiple hats too. They carry multiple identities and responsibilities, in addition to their academic responsibilities. They also come from all five boroughs and New Jersey!
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
Wow, this is always a tough one, and it always comes down to two. I would love the superpower of healing. It would allow me to save a lot of friends and people I love.
I also love to travel, so teleportation would be pretty cool too!
What is your favorite space in the building?
My favorite space (when I have time to enjoy it) would be the Commons and Student Center. It is the crossroads of Packer: many people from many divisions pass through there during the day. It's nice to go there and have conversations with students and colleagues.
Kindergarten Teacher Anne Montero
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Upper School Art Teacher Eric Baylin
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Lower School Librarian Chris Rush
Upper School Computer Science Teacher Louis Minsky '09
Upper School History Teacher Monika Johnston
First Grade Teacher Irene Turner
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Middle School Dean of Student Life and Health Teacher Bessie Oster
Fourth Grade Teacher Tim Jensen
Middle School Math Teacher Ashley Greene
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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
Director of Alumni Dona Laughlin
Accounts Payable and Purchasing Manager Akeem Layne '05
Middle School History Teacher Kate Meyer
Maintenance Team Member Patrick Sandiford
Fourth Grade Teacher Jonathan Farmer
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