Faculty Spotlight: Hannah Pulit
by Elizabeth Muse on Friday, February 21st, 2014When you walk into the Deans’ Suite, Ms. Pulit’s smile and greeting is the first thing you will come across. Since her graduation from college in May 2011, Hannah Pulit has worked at Milton Academy in the Deans’ Office as the Milton Upper School Administrative Assistant, providing much-needed organization and guidance to students and teachers alike.
Ms. Pulit assists many people in the office, whether they are in a panic or are just looking to talk. She handles student forms, special absences, assembly cuts, medical forms, DC statements, and the very stressful task of organizing student’s classes before the start of a school year. Where most others find their professions repetitive, Ms. Pulit views working at a high school a whole different experience. “Kids make it different, no day is the same,” Pulit explained.
Pulit noted that one of the hardest things she has to do is “know a difficult conversation is going to take place” between her and a student going through the DC process. However, she combats this task like many others, utilizing her uncanny ability to make any student who walks through the office doors feel comfortable and relaxed.
Her charismatic personality fits perfectly into dorm life, when Hallowell welcomed her with open arms at the beginning of this school year. While Ms. Pulit attended Milton for a lengthy thirteen years as a day student, she sees her current dorm life as a chance to experience “the other side of Milton.” Ms. Pulit described her time in Hallowell as a great opportunity to know the borders “as more than students but as people.” Even outside the dorm, Ms. Pulit makes a constant effort to connect with students and faculty here at Milton.
Although Ms. Pulit’s life occurs primarily on the Milton campus, she noted that she tries her best to explore activities outside of school by leaving “at least once a week.” Ms. Pulit is very skilled in yoga and hopes to one day become a certified yoga instructor. Although yoga is one of her passions outside of Milton, Ms. Pulit could not keep it separate from her work life for too long, as she will be sponsoring multiple yoga-oriented senior projects this coming spring. She has also started taking Barre classes to try and broaden her horizons.
Her ambitions do not end at her athletic endeavors, as during summers she is currently enrolled in a graduate school. She is studying to gain a degree in English, with a dream to “write the next great American Novel.” Her graduate school has a campus in England, where she will be spending the upcoming summer. In England she hopes to “come back with a title: Lady Pulit, Countess… really anything, I’m not picky,” she remarked jokingly.
Ms. Pulit views herself as a creative individual and compared herself to “a cross between Martha Stewart and Lily Pulitzer.” Not only is Ms. Pulit a source for creativity and intellect for the deans, but her joyous attitude exemplifies the positive spirit that the Milton community strives for. Her captivating manner of conversation puts a smile on even the most stressed out of students. She holds the impressive ability to make anyone’s day better through just a brief interaction. Even after a short conversation, Ms. Pulit will make either a teacher or student feel immediately welcome back to her office at any time.
Mr. Fitz gave her ample praise, saying, “She makes Milton a better place.” Ms. Pulit truly embodies what any student or even teacher here should aspire to be: ambitious, good hearted, and all around one of the absolute best personalities found in the Student Center. If any student or teacher has not been fortunate enough to talk with her, please do so and thank Ms. Pulit for all she does to make Milton an enjoyable, welcoming community.
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