#KnowYourPelicans: Colin Levitt
Middle School Math Teacher
What is your favorite thing about Packer?
My two favorite aspects of Packer are the strong sense of community that is felt within these walls and also the emphasis on non-academics (diversity and equity work, community service, speaking confidently, learning from mistakes...). I believe Packer does a great job in taking care of children. Though the academic program is at the forefront, these essential characteristics of our school make us unique. It's why I'm proud to send my 1st Grader here.
Describe a favorite or memorable moment in your classroom at Packer.
Teaching Middle School math, I could describe many times when there were important mathematical discoveries in my class. I could share responses from my students that were super thoughtful and impressive. However, what sticks out in my mind is the consistent ability for students to think deeply and share their ideas. There's a feeling of "we're in this together." There's a natural and comfortable way that our students work with each other that really adds to the learning environment.
Name a book/artwork/piece of music that changed your life and explain how.
I'd say that experiences have impacted my life more than a singular book or piece of music or art. These experiences — including teaching in a school with underprivileged students, along with teaching in Greece for two years — have shaped who I am and how I teach. My desire to learn about other cultures and people drives me.
What is something that most Packer people wouldn't know about you?
This is a tough one. I'm honest with my students and share with them often. My students know about my family, teaching history, and my interests. I have two sons, ages 4 and 6, and I love sports. Though I enjoy coaching and getting to know kids outside of the classroom, playing basketball brings me a lot of joy. I look forward to reclaiming victory for the faculty against the seniors this year!
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