St. Louis High School welcomes many new staff members


Maria Puga-Trevino

This picture highlights Ms. Snyder who is one of SLHS newest staff members!

Maria Puga-Trevino, Writer

St. Louis High School greeted new educational staff members Aug. 29, due to staff shortages.

In the midst of all the chaos of confused freshmen and groaning seniors roaming the halls, new faces have been noticed throughout the school. As for the 2022-2023 school year, five new staff members have joined the Shark family. The teachers the school was in need of consisted of two science teachers, a physical education teacher, and a economics/civics teacher, and a resource teacher.

The new staff members include, Andrew Wawersik (PE/Health), Michaela Austin (Science), Matthew Albano (Science), Scott Nehmer (Social Studies), Andraelle Snyder (Special Education).  

Mr. Brock, the St. Louis High School principal explains, “Our new staff members are given the opportunity to make a lasting impact on all of our students.  With improved instruction, relationships, and targeted interventions, we will raise student achievement.  Each new teacher brings their own set of skills and they are empowered to help provide the best possible experience for each student at the Shark Tank.” Brock is also compelled by the level of positive environment STL has. “It is a school culture unlike any other as our students compete.  We compete in the classroom and in extracurriculars against the best students and student-athletes in the state and hold our own on most occasions.” 

Mikayla Haag, a senior said, “Because I’m a senior this year, I am sad to see the other teachers go, but I’m excited to see the new teachers! This year, I only have one class with one of the new teachers, Mr. Wawarsik, and he’s phenomenal so far!” 

Mckenna Ireland, a senior at St. Louis high school shared, “I am also excited for what’s to come for this year.  I was actually surprised with the amount of teachers that have left! I wish they would have stayed. However, I am excited to see what the new teachers can bring to the table.”