July 11, 2012 - Shorewood High School (SHS) is pleased to announce the hiring of Joe King as the new Theater Department teacher. The addition of Joe to the performing arts program reinforces the District's commitment to a high-caliber drama experience. Joe comes to Shorewood with 17 years of experience in high school drama. He is a skilled theater teacher and director who has taught theater courses that range from introductory level to advanced performance-based acting. Most recently, Joe has served as the theatre teacher and director at North Central High School in Indiana - a school well known for its outstanding performing arts and progressive approach to theater.
“Joe King will be a great addition to our Performing Arts Department. He is well equipped to carry on our high school’s tradition of excellence in drama,” shared Matt Joynt, SHS Principal.
Joe earned his BS in Theatre and Speech Communication/Journalism at Ball State University and his MA in Arts Administration at Indiana University.
Barbara Gensler, SHS's Performing Arts Department Chair and theater teacher, retired in May after 47 years in the District. During Barb's tenure, she directed more than 200 performances and positively impacted the lives of thousands of students.
The School District of Shorewood
The achievements of the School District of Shorewood’s over 2,000 students are among the highest in the State of Wisconsin. In 2008 the United States Department of Education recognized Shorewood High School as a “Blue Ribbon” school for consistent high achievement and closing the achievement gap between minority and majority students. In addition, publications such as Newsweek and US World News and World Report both rank Shorewood High School as one of the nation’s finest high schools. These recognitions are a reflection on the entire school district (2 elementary schools, intermediate school, high school, charter school and pre-school) and the quality educational experience each child receives throughout grades PK-12.