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Panda Profile – Ivy Schamis

October 18, 2023

Ivy Schamis

What is your role at MILTON? 

South Campus Office Manager

Why do you choose to work at a school? 

I taught High School for two decades, so I love being at school!

What do you love about MILTON? 

I love the camaraderie at MILTON.

Your working style in three words? 

Compassionate, Empathetic, Respectful

If you were an animal which animal would you be? Why? 

A German Shepherd (named Sayde).

Favorite Food – Potato Knishes
Favorite Team – University of Miami Football Team
Favorite BookMan’s Search for Meaning
Favorite Movie – Underdoggs (to be released in January)
Favorite Place to Travel – Eastern Europe (my ancestral home)


Tell us about your family (either near or far.)

I’m married and our two adult children live on opposite coasts of the US.

Do you have pets?

Sayde! My companion.

Do you have something you have created or accomplished that you would like to share?

I created a Holocaust Studies Program at the public school where I taught in Florida. That is also where I survived the Parkland shooting in 2018.

What is a dream trip you have yet to take? 

I have traveled a lot – but never to Southeast Asia. I would love that!

What is your Favorite moment at MILTON?

When I first started in February 2020, the teachers left a welcoming card on my desk!