SHS Welcomes New AP
Shorewood High School is excited to welcome Joe Patek as its new Associate Principal. Patek, who officially began at SHS on July 1, came to Shorewood from Cedarburg High School where he served as both an English teacher and temporary Assistant Principal while the school’s Assistant Principal was on leave. Before working in Cedarburg, he taught English at Oshkosh North High School.
Patek lives along the Shorewood/Whitefish Bay border and said he was attracted to the position because of the Shorewood community, as well as the close proximity to his home. He added that he was excited about the prospect of being able to work with students who are also members of his community.
“We had a number of really outstanding candidates apply for the Associate Principal position, but one of the things that separated Joe was his very apparent passion for education, working with teenagers, energy and enthusiasm for building positive relationships with both students and families,” SHS Principal Tim Kenney says.
Patek will also spearhead the District’s efforts to expand its focus on mental health and wellness for its students, Kenney added.
As the school year gets underway next month, Patek said he is looking forward to getting to know everyone.
“I am excited to be a part of Shorewood, and want to keep the high school moving in a positive direction,” Patek says.
Sunday July, 6, 2014 at 11:00PM
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