Rick Pacelli
Princeton University, B.S.; Fairfield University, M.S.
Year joined SPS

Swimming, yoga/meditation, cooking

Rick Pacelli was raised in Fairfield, CT, in a close-knit community where he “played sports all day in the road and the backyard.” He attended a small Catholic school and went on to Princeton University, where he graduated with a BS in Engineering. He then went on earn his MS from Fairfield University.

Mr. Pacelli teaches Physics and Astronomy at St. Paul’s, and has made strong connections to students in his time here. In his words, “I love participating in the lives of young people.” He is involved in the Chapel Program as the School Verger. Mr. Pacelli also holds The David E. Drinkwater ‘89 Chair in STEM.

Mr. Pacelli previously worked for the Shell Oil company, at Covenant House in crisis intervention, and was the chaplain at Iona College. Directly prior to joining the SPS community, Mr. Pacelli taught physics, math, and theology and coached several sports at Fairfield Preparatory School in Fairfield, CT.

An eager outdoorsman, he enjoys Nordic skiing, fly fishing at SPS, fishing on the Merrimack for salmon, and traveling to Cape Cod for stripers. He is also a longtime New York Yankees fan.

He lives with his wife and three children on the grounds of SPS.v