New name in the math department

Derek Larson took over for Jim Krolikowski, longtime math and computer science teacher, who left SHS at the end of the 2014-15 school year.Larson is teaching four sections of Integrated Math III and one section of computer science. “I’ve always heard very good things from the teacher’s perspective [and] from the community’s perspective about this school district,” Larson said. Not always a teacher, Larson worked as an engineer in the Minneapolis area for 10 years before going into teaching. Larson attended the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a minor in … Continue reading New name in the math department

Van Loon designs costumes

Sara Van Loon became the costume designer in September. “We are really lucky to have two new people on the Shorewood drama team and we’re all really, really excited to see what everyone has in store for the rest of the year,” said Taylor Anapol, senior. Van Loon went to Westminster College to become an actress, when a mistake led her to try costumes. The previous costume designer had put felt costumes in the wash, ruining them, and so the director of the program put her in charge of costumes. “I knew nothing about how to do costumes; I just … Continue reading Van Loon designs costumes

Sara Kitzinger Anton

Meet SHS’s new Spanish teacher From childhood, Sara Kitzinger Anton knew she wanted to become a teacher. Her favorite pastime was playing “school” with her younger brother, with him as the naughty student and her as the teacher. Her mother was a teacher as well, who taught second grade for over twenty years. Kitzinger Anton grew up in Germantown, and went to UW-Madison for her undergraduate and masters degrees. She triple-majored in Spanish, Education and English, and has masters in English as a Second Language (ESL) and teaching reading. During her undergraduate studies, Kitzinger Anton spent a semester in Ecuador … Continue reading Sara Kitzinger Anton