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Welcome to the Wolf Pack Podcast

Your Host: Evan Campbell, Senior Enrollment Manager

Rectory School's Admissions Office presents "Welcome to the Wolf Pack," a new podcast designed to introduce you to the people of Rectory. Your host is Senior Enrollment Manager, Evan Campbell. During each episode, Evan will interview different members of the Rectory School community. Discussions include educational philosophy, school culture, and fun bits and pieces about Rectory's Wolf Pack Members.

 


 

Episode 13: Jennifer Morton, Director of Nursing

2020-2021 School Portrait of Jennifer Morton

In episode 13 of Welcome to the Wolf Pack, we chat with Director of Nursing, Jennifer Morton. Stick around to find out what it was like to take over her role during a global pandemic, why she decided to make healthcare her career, and the first thing Jenn would do if she won the lottery!

 

Episode 12: Mary Tiebout, Director of Hettinger Library

Evan Campbell interviews Mary Tiebout, Director of Hettinger Library

In episode 12 of Welcome to the Wolf Pack, we catch up with Director of the Hettinger Library, Mary Tiebout. Tune in to find out how Mary got her start at Rectory, how young adult literature has evolved over the past 20 years, and which career Mary thought she'd have when she was younger!

Episode 11: Judy Blakelock, Art Teacher, Dorm Parent, Soccer Coach

Evan Campbell interviews art teacher Judy Blakelock

In episode 11 of Welcome to the Wolf Pack, we sit down with visual arts teacher, dorm parent, and soccer coach Judy Blakelock. Click play to find out why Judy loves being a dorm parent, when she realized she wanted to make art her career, and which TV show she would like to live in!

Episode 10: Tyler M. '21 Rectory 9th-Grader

Evan Campbell interviews Tyler M. '21

In episode 10 of Welcome to the Wolf Pack, we have our first student interview with ninth-grade student, dorm proctor, and student ambassador, Tyler M. '21 Stay tuned to find out what it was like for Tyler to transition from public school to living in a dorm on a boarding school, which older student helped him with that transition, and whether Mr. Roy or Mr. Anderson would win in a game of one-on-one!

Episode 9: Quadry Anderson '09, Substitute Teacher, Dorm Parent, Coach

Evan Campbell interviews Quadry Anderson '09

In episode 9 of Welcome to the Wolf Pack, we sit down with substitute teacher, dorm parent, coach, and Class of 2009 graduate, Quadry Anderson. Click below to find out what it was like for Quadry to start calling his former teachers by their first names, his favorite memory as a student, and which song Quadry would listen to for the rest of his life!

Episode 8: Maria Carpenter, Director of Elementary

Evan Campbell interviews Maria Carpenter, Director of Elementary.

In episode 8 of Welcome to the Wolf Pack, we sit down with Director of the Elementary School, and champion for the youngest students on campus, Maria Carpenter. Tune in to find out what Maria looks forward to each morning, her favorite memory from her 23 years of working at Rectory, and which one of Santa's reindeer is her favorite!

Episode 7: Justin Bendall, Director of Residential Life

Evan Campbell interviews Justin Bendall, Rectory's Director of Residential Life and School Counseling.

In episode 7 of Welcome to the Wolf Pack, we sit down with Director of Residential Life and Student Counseling, and champion for our students' social and emotional well-being, Justin Bendall. Click play to find out how Justin balances overseeing two departments, what it's like to design a boarding program for middle school students, and what it would take for Justin, a lifelong New York Yankees fan, to root for the Red Sox!

Episode 6: Donna Bessette, Director of Related Arts

In Episode 6 we sit down with Rectory's Director of Related Arts, and fan-favorite, Donna Bessette. Tune in to find out why Donna loves working with both beginner and experienced musicians, how she developed her passion for music, and what Donna's theme song would be!

Episode 5: Dena Cocozza O'Hara, Teacher, Department Chair, Day Camp Director

Evan Campbell interviews Dena Cocozza O'Hara for the Welcome to the Wolf Pack podcast.

In episode 5 of Welcome to the Wolf Pack, we sit down with jack-of-all-trades, and master of all, Dena Cocozza O'Hara. Click below to find out how Dena is able to balance being both a teacher and administrator, how important it is for her to create a safe space in her classroom, and what Dena would do if she were to win the lottery!

Episode 4: Glenn Ames, Assistant Head & Director of the Middle School

Glenn Ames and Evan Campbell in easy chairs in front of a fireplace in Rectory's Head's Lounge.

In episode four of Welcome to the Wolf Pack, we sit down with Director of the Middle School, Assistant Head of School, and one of my personal mentors, Glenn Ames. Listen in to hear why the transition from classroom teacher to administrator was difficult for Glenn, what it was like for him to watch his son graduate from Rectory, and how long Glenn thinks it could take him to solve a Rubik's cube!

Episode 3: Rebecca Pagitt-Mungai, Director of Learning Services

Evan Campbell interviewing Becca Pagitt-Mungai, Director of Learning Services for Rectory's Welcome to the Wolf Pack podcast.

In episode three of Welcome to the Wolf Pack we go in depth with Director of Learning Services Becca Pagitt-Mungai to find out why Becca sees learning services as more than just academic support, why Becca loves working at the school her daughter attends, and which member of the Royal Family Becca gave flowers to as a child!

Episode 2: Rob Roy, Teacher, Coach, Dorm Parent

Evan Campbell interviewing Rob Roy in the admissions conference room.

In this episode of Welcome to the Wolf Pack we catch up with science teacher and varsity basketball and baseball coach Rob Roy. Listen in to hear which of his roles here is Rob's favorite, Rob's thoughts on sports specialization, and when he knew he would marry his wife Courtney.

Episode 1: Fred Williams, Head of School

Evan Campbell interviewing Head of School Fred Williams for the "Welcome to the Wolf Pack" podcast.

Join Senior Enrollment Manager Evan Campbell as he sits down with Head of School Fred Williams in the first episode of the Welcome to the Wolf Pack podcast. We'll hear what a day in the life of a Head of School looks like, which teacher from Fred's past impacted him the most, and which question made Fred plead the fifth.

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