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#KnowYourPelicans: Stephanie Rapciak
Posted 11/10/2017 12:03PM

Know Your Pelicans - Stephanie Rapciak

#KnowYourPelicans: Stephanie Rapciak

Middle School Science Teacher

What is your favorite thing about Packer?

The people. Each day I am inspired by the kindness of my colleagues and students, their capacity to learn, and their humor!

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

I most enjoy the times when students are engaged in design work in my classroom, such as developing experiments to explore force using a cart, track, and pulley. It is rewarding and inspiring to see students take creative control and think of new and interesting solutions.

Name a work of art, literature, music, or film that you hold dear and explain its influence on you.

A book that has resonated with me is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. I enjoy learning about and discussing human behavior, and this book provides a really interesting biological perspective.

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

People might not know that I hiked along the Camino de Santiago a few years ago. My trip spanned three weeks and I walked 270 miles.

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

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