As the start of the new school year fast approaches, we are pleased to announce that we are again at full staff at Shanley High School. Mrs. Cassie Thomasson joined our staff this week and will handle our introductory Spanish I courses. Including myself, Mrs. Thomasson will be the tenth new staff member at Shanley High School this year. Our new staff members bring a wealth of talents, experiences and knowledge to our building. Below is a breif overview of these talented individuals. I am excited to welcome them into our Shanley community and look forward to their contributions to our community inspiring excellence through faith, learning and service.
Mr. Joshua Gow: Religion Department. Mr. Gow is an alumnus of Concordia College where he earned a degree in Mathematics education. Joshua heard the call to share his faith and spent the last year as the Faith Formation Director and St. Michael’s in Grand Forks.
Mrs. Mercedes Hanson: Spanish Department. Mrs. Hanson is a network parent and did her student teaching at Shanley High School. She brings a wealth of experience to our Spanish department after spending the previous years teaching many levels of Spanish at Fargo South. In addition, Mrs. Hanson has experience leading students to Spain for summer cultural experience trips.
Mrs. Brani Franck: Mathematics Department. Mrs. Franck completed a long term sub position last year at Shanely High School. We are excited that she will be continuing on in that classroom as the full time teacher. We are excited to have Mrs. Franck experience her first full year in our school. Mrs. Franck also helps with our volleyball program.
Ms. Amy Grinnsteinner: Library Media Specialist. Ms. Grinsteinner is an alumnae of Notre Dame and a product of the Dickinson Catholic Schools system. She earned her teaching credentials recently from MSUM and is excited to take on her first educational position as our library media specialist. Ms. Grinsteinner will also be coaching some middle school volleyball.
Mr. Brian Kaluza: Social Studies Deparment. Mr. Kaluza is a Montana native that brings teaching experience from Idaho to our school. He and his wife relocated to Fargo last year after she secured a teaching position with the Fargo Public Schools. Mr. Kaluza will also be assisting with our basketball program this winter.
Mrs. Alyssa Nord: Art Deparment. Mrs. Nord is a familiar face in our network schools as she completed a long-term sub position in art at our elementary schools last spring. Armed with her new married name, Mrs. Nord will be enjoying her first full year of teaching.
Mrs. Suzann Olson: Mathematics Department. Mrs. Olson brings a wealth of experience tour our Algebra I and II courses. She has taught in Missouri and different parts of Minnesota, most recently Adrian. We are exctied about her joining our staff.
Ms. Dawn Swenson: Science Department. Ms. Swenson joins us after spending five years teaching at Wahpeton High School. Ms. Swenson became certified to teach AP courses this summer and will be a great addition to our staff.
Mrs. Cassie Thomasson: Spanish Deparment. Mrs. Thomasson brings a wealth of experience to our Spanish Department as well. She has 15 years of classroom experience teaching Spanish to all levels, including middle and elementary level students. With a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, Mrs. Thomasson is also a certified art teacher. Mrs. Thomasson joins most recently taught in the Detroit Lakes Public School system.
Mrs. Gourde makes the move from Sullivan to our Shanley English Department.
Mrs. Raber returns to lead our choir.
Mrs. Lorsung is now Mrs. Erdmann after her marriage this summer.