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The Student Newspaper of Hopkins School

    • Karen Silk

    • Angelina Massoia

New Faculty Profiles: Welcome to Hopkins!

The Razor welcomes new faculty and staff to Hopkins. Here are some personal introductions and tidbits, continued from the September issue. Be sure to give them a warm welcome! 
Karen Silk
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in North Haven, CT.
What is your academic background? I went to school at American International College in Springfield,MA and studied Early Childhood/ Special Ed.
What are you teaching/coaching/advising/managing this year? I will be working as the Administrative Assistant to the Front Office located in Baldwin Hall.
What do you love most about your job? I love helping people and enjoy being in the support role.
What would you consider to be a perfect day for you? A perfect day would be by the water, or listening to live music.
Which lessons from your own life experiences do you hope to bring to your work at Hopkins? Everyone has a story, you never know what others are battling. Be kind and really listen .
What particular "tidbit" (hobbies? pets? unique life experiences? 15 minutes of fame?) should we know about you? Some favorite things I enjoy are hiking, bike riding, being outdoors and watching my 2 teenage kids play soccer.

Angelina Massoia
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Western Massachusetts, near Springfield.
What is your academic background? Last year, I taught history at a boarding school in Massachusetts. Before that, I studied at Wesleyan University.
What are you teaching/coaching/advising/managing this year? Among other things, I am working with Academic Support and with Community Service. I’m also coaching JV Volleyball, Girls Varsity Basketball, and Softball.
What was your favorite or most embarrassing experience as a student or professional? Pretty much anytime I have to draw something on the board in front of a class is an embarrassing moment for me. Much respect to all the artistically inclined people out there.
Which lessons from your own life experiences do you hope to bring to your work at Hopkins? I try to laugh whenever possible, especially at myself. It makes even the toughest grinds of the school year a little fun.
Tell us about a book, film, television program, performance, etc. that has impacted you, and why. I’m currently re-reading my favorite book, The Awakening, by Kate Chopin. This book resonates with me because it acknowledges the societally-generated pressure for all people, especially women, to live certain lifestyles. It’s one of the reasons I took sociology courses in college. 
Editor in Chief 
Theodore Tellides

Managing Editor 
Katie Broun

Sarah Roberts
JR Stauff
Zoe Kim
Julia Kosinski
Connor Pignatello
Izzy Lopez-Kalapir
Lily Meyers
Veronica Yarovinsky

Ellie Doolittle
Katherine Takoudes
Leah Miller
Connor Hartigan
Saloni Jain
Simon Bazelon

Audrey Braun
Alex Hughes
Teddy Glover
Anushree Vashist
Sara Chung
Saira Munshani
George Kosinski

Olivia Capasso
Elena Savas
Noah Schmeisser
Ziggy Gleason
Casey Gleason
Melody Parker
Arthur Masiukiwicz

Nina Barandiaran
Arushi Srivastava

Business Managers
Caitlyn Chow
Sophia Fitzsimonds

Faculty Advisers
Elizabeth Gleason
Jennifer Nicolelli
Sorrel Westbrook
The Razor's Edge reflects the opinion of 4/5 of the editorial board and will not be signed. The Razor welcomes letters to the editor but reserves the right to decide which letters to publish, and to edit letters for space reasons. Unsigned letters will not be published, but names may be withheld on request. Letters are subject to the same libel laws as articles. The views expressed in letters are not necessarily those of the editorial board.
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 an open forum publication, is published monthly during the school year by students of: 
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