#KnowYourPelicans: Joe McCauley
Assistant Head of Pre and Lower School
What is your favorite thing about Packer?
My favorite thing about Packer is that I get to stay in touch with my former students as they move through the divisions. I taught 4th Grade at Packer from 2008 to 2014, and my first group of 4th Graders graduated last year! The Middle and Upper School is full of students that I taught or connected with as Assistant Head of the Pre and Lower School. Every educator wants their former students to do well, and I get to see that each and every day.
Describe a favorite or memorable moment during your time at Packer.
For me, it's the everyday moments that stand out the most: students speaking at assemblies, teachers brainstorming a new idea, high-fives from students in the hallways, students springing to action when they see someone in need of support... The Packer community never ceases to delight and inspire me.
Name a work of art, literature, music, or film that you hold dear and explain its influence on you.
Van Morrison's album Astral Weeks is my favorite piece of music and something I have never tired of listening to. It was Morrison's first complete album after his early pop hits, and he was able to create a piece of art that was spontaneous and entirely his vision. I've been listening to it since high school and have owned it as a tape, a CD, a download, and I recently purchased a vinyl copy!
What is something that most Packer people wouldn't know about you?
There is no other educator I look up to more than my sister. She has been a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing in Milwaukee public schools for over 20 years and is just outstanding. Her students adore her, and she is a an important presence in their lives both in and outside of the classroom.
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
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