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#KnowYourPelicans: Sara Baumrin
Posted 05/05/2017 01:18PM

Know Your Pelicans - Sara Baumrin

#KnowYourPelicans: Sara Baumrin

Second Grade Head Teacher

After 13 years at Packer, you are retiring this June. What do you look forward to the most? What will you miss most?

I am looking forward to traveling. I will miss the children and their wonderful, open, curious minds.

What is your favorite thing about Packer?

One of my favorite things about Packer is that I get to see my students as they mature and blossom. I have fun predicting the kind of teenagers they will become and I am usually spot on!

Describe a favorite or memorable moment in your classroom at Packer.

One of my favorite classroom moments at Packer was an impromptu flash mob dance. The children were out and I was working quietly, when some former students came to my classroom's back door to visit. Before we knew it, we were dancing on the tables to Katy Perry's "California Girls."

Name a book/artwork/piece of music that changed your life and explain how.

The theories of education of John Dewey and Lucy Sprague Mitchell. My own education at the University of Chicago Laboratory School was based on them and they have informed my teaching practice to a huge degree.

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

I am really an open book and at this point most people at Packer know a lot about me. Perhaps one thing is that I played the ukelele in a girl band when I was 13. We performed for the neighborhood and charged 5 cents admission.

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

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