Jason Lowery, Spanish teacher, has joined the school staff for the 2015-2016 school year. He teaches Spanish I, Spanish II and Spanish V.
“I am really grateful to be able to teach here. I have been excited to go to school every day,” Lowery said. “I feel very welcomed by staff and students.”
Two vacancies for Spanish teaching positions opened up for the 2015–2016 school year as Sarah Milia is taking a year of absence to be home with her new baby and Sara Anton took a full-time position at SIS. Susan Leslie and Julie Reupert are the other Spanish teachers.
Lowery previously taught Spanish for nine years at Cedarburg High School. Associate Principal, Joe Patek worked with Lowery for four years prior to working at SHS.
Patek is excited about the energy that Lowery brings to the school.
“He’s a guy who really cares about kids … and a guy who is going to do whatever he can to help kids learn,” Patek said.
“He’s great because he’s a good teacher and he makes class fun,” said Jupiter Nakhapakorn, freshman.
“I wanted something that was closer to home, because I have a 5-month old child and I was driving about an hour and 15 minutes total to get to Cedarburg” said Lowery.
Lowery lives in Riverwest with his wife and child.
“Cedarburg and Shorewood both have strong academic reputations [so] it was a good move,” Lowery said.
“He’s a very relatable person who I think kids will find enjoyable as a teacher,” Patek said.
Lowery also plans to found a Simpsons club, based on the popular cartoon.
by Layna Wang