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San Domenico School News & Events

#FacesOfSD - Julie Lanzarin


In order to share more of our amazing community here at SD, we offer this weekly #FacesOfSD to give you a chance to learn more about our faculty and staff. Today, we are thrilled to introduce Julie Lanzarin, Resident Life Coordinator and Resident Faculty member.

Julie was born in San Francisco and has lived in Marin County since she was 10 years old. She attended Tamalpais High School, College of Marin, and Dominican College. She has been a member of the Marin Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame since 1998 (holding the record for most points scored in one basketball game, more than 50 points). She’s been coaching (basketball, volleyball, and badminton), at various schools in Marin since 1980, including Tamalpais HS, Branson, Drake, and San Domenico. She was fortunate to have Ed Chavez as a teacher, mentor, and friend who taught her valuable coaching lessons early in her career. She was the Assistant Athletic Director at The Branson School, for nearly 10 years, and worked at the YMCA for nine years as a Youth Fitness Instructor, Program Coordinator, and the Coordinator of the Youth Court Program. She began working at San Domenico as a volleyball coach at a summer camp, called Camp Unique. She became the Varsity Volleyball coach, in 2008, and inquired about becoming a Resident Faculty member. In 2010, she moved on campus and became the Coordinator of Resident Life shortly after. This is her fifth year as a Resident Faculty member.

Q. Full name?

A. Julie Ann Lanzarin

Q. Where were you born?

A. San Francisco, California.

Q. Favorite word?

A. Intrepid and tenacious.

Q. What do you do here at San Domenico? And what is your favorite part of your job?

A. I am the Resident Life Coordinator, JV Volleyball Coach, and Badminton Coach. I also coach the CYO Volleyball and Basketball teams for San Domenico. My favorite part of my job is that I'm allowed to wear many hats. Working and living in the Dorms allows me to take on a wide variety of responsibilities including but not limited to being a dorm parent, coach, “nurse,” driver, mentor, organizer, and much, much more. I feel I am fortunate and blessed to live on campus. I have the ability to work with my peers, learn from the international students, get to know the day students, and coach students, in the Middle School. Life is good at San Domenico. My position also provides opportunities for me to enjoy my great love of photography.

Q. Which Dominican value inspires you the most this week and why? (Study, Reflection, Community, or Service?)

A. The Dominican value that inspires me the most this week is Community. The amazing food drive we have at SD shows a genuine love for the greater community and the dorm students’ sense of community is a large part of my life and job.

Q. What are your plans for the weekend?

A. I will be driving a group of dorm students early Saturday morning, to the SAT's. Then, I have sixth grade CYO basketball practice. And I’ll be walking my dog, Baby Girl. Sunday is all about resting, cleaning, and visiting my family, who live all around the Bay Area.

Julie, from your coaching to your photography but perhaps most importantly for your deep care and support of every student, we are so blessed to have you as part of our community. Thank you for being there for your “kids” and for so beautifully capturing so many of the special moments here at SD!