Changes in office staff at SLHS



Joy March (left) and Sara Shattuck (right) are the two ladies in the front office.

Maria Puga-Trevino, Staff Writer

This year, the St. Louis schools have swapped staff members throughout the school district. It has been challenging for many teachers to adjust to their newer surroundings. 

In particular, one of the staff members who moved to the high school is Sara Shattuck. Shattuck previously worked at the middle school as one of their office workers. Shattuck states, “I’m ecstatic with the change! I have always wanted to work at the high school and now I have the opportunity to do so.” 

Shattuck added, “I was nervous at first, but I’m not anymore. Change can always be nerve-wracking, but a lot of what I do here at the high school is the same as TSN. It’s a bruiser.”

Like many other members of the staff throughout the district, Shattuck too has a few goals for herself to accomplish this year. “My hope is that life will get back to normal soon and all the fun things that used to happen in school will continue to happen this year. So my goal is to help out with different events or clubs. I think pep club would be super fun to help out with!” Shattuck also explained that the most challenging part of this year will be learning the new names she doesn’t already know from previous years.

Aside from being a staff member at the St. Louis High School Shattuck is also a mother of Gracie Shattuck, a Junior, Lilly Shattuck, a Freshman, and Hayden and Jackson, who are seventh graders. Shattuck also said that her daughters are happy about the change. “They are happy about it, They love me.”

Joy March, the administrative assistant, stated, “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Mrs. Shattuck. She brings a fun, positive energy to the office, and I think we will get along splendidly! With COVID, it is easy to focus on all the things we can’t do at school right now.  One of our goals is to try and bring as much fun and celebration to the school year as possible.  We are brainstorming ways to encourage both staff and students on a daily basis.” With starting a new position in the office, it can be hard to overcome some obstacles. 

March added, “There are a lot of things for me to learn with this new position and that will definitely be challenging.  As the Administrative Assistant, I am also required to come into the office on snow days.  Leaving my cozy house while my children get to sleep in will be tough to settle with.”