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#KnowYourPelicans: Rashad Randolph
Posted 06/14/2018 01:04PM

Know Your Pelicans -Rashad Randolph


#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.






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

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

Middle School Core Teacher Patrick Kieffer


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