Shorewood School District Appoints Erin Cross as New Director of Recreation and Community Services

The Shorewood School District is pleased to introduce Ms. Erin Cross as the new Director of Recreation & Community Services. The selection of Ms. Cross is the result of a comprehensive search process that included a committee of Shorewood staff, administrators, and community members. 


Ms. Cross holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and comes to Shorewood with more than two decades of experience in recreation programming and services. Most recently, Erin has served as the Assistant Director for the Center for Water Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to that, she worked as the Recreation Manager for the City of New Berlin, the Recreation Director in the Village of Elm Grove, Program Director for the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, and Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar. Along with her experience, Erin brings a passion for customer service and ensuring every community member can see themselves in recreation programming and opportunities. 


“I’m excited to join the School District of Shorewood and the Department of Recreation and Community Services,” says Cross. “I look forward to fostering strong community connections through diverse and engaging recreation programs. Together, we can create a vibrant and inclusive environment that strengthens our community bonds and enriches lives.” 


Dr. Laurie Burgos, Shorewood Superintendent says, “We are thrilled that Ms. Cross will be joining our team in this important role starting July 29. Her leadership skills and experience, along with her ability to build strong relationships, are a great match for the Shorewood School District and community at large.”