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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Rabbi John Carrier teaches a Hebrew class Sept. 22. He is the first in-person Hebrew teacher Park has had in years.

Hebrew learning jumps out of the screen

Ivan Zank October 3, 2023

Starting the school year off, Park transitioned from years of online Hebrew classes to having an in-person teacher. Park hired Rabbi John Carrier to take over and ease students into the new learning style. Park...

New teacher Ms. Siegle helps junior Shipora Star with biology class work Sept. 20. This is Ms. Siegles first year at Park in the science department.

Park welcomes multiple new teachers

Hanna Lipschultz September 27, 2023

This school year has brought new classrooms, new policies and new faculty.  Park has welcomed multiple new teachers this year in both core classes and electives.  After the first two weeks, people are...

Former band teacher Steve Schmitz hugs student July 31. A going-away party was thrown for a beloved teacher.

Band teacher goodbyes

Alicia Mainjeni August 1, 2023

After 12 years of teaching at St. Louis Park High School, four years at Park Spanish Immersion (PSI) and one year at Susan Lindgren, former band director Steve Schmitz splits from Park. To celebrate his...

Faduma Adeed takes on IB at Park

Faduma Adeed takes on IB at Park

Maren Wilsey November 28, 2022

How has your experience in this position been so far?   Every role comes with its own challenges, but at the same time it has been very, very exciting. I've been learning a lot, connecting with...

New art teacher paints a future with Park

New art teacher paints a future with Park

Aidan Shafton November 1, 2022

When did you start becoming interested in art? I started getting into art when I was in high school. People tell me that it was even younger than that but that's the earliest that I remember being into...

Charlie Mahaffey

Charlie Mahaffey

Cianny Belen October 31, 2022

With the new school year, Park has found a lot of new teachers roaming our hallways and setting up shop in classrooms.  One teacher who has now set foot into Park’s community is Charlie Mahaffey....

mr noel

Mr. Noel in the spotlight

Cole Denham October 15, 2022

What do you teach and what do you cover in your classes? I teach 10th Grade English and Honors 10 English. I like to cover media literacy, interpersonal communication, letter (and) literary analysis....

Used with permission from Arika Mareck.

English teacher returns to Park

Elena Ortiz-Fishman November 18, 2020

After four years at another school, English teacher Arika Mareck has returned to Park where she previously worked for 10 years. From 2006-2016, Mareck taught freshman and sophomores as well as being an...

New teacher Sophie Sigel explains an activity to her class Feb. 8. After teaching in Taiwan last semester, Sigel started this semester as a tutor and biology teacher.

New science teacher brings fresh perspective to Park

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada February 18, 2019

Sophie Sigel, the science department’s newest member, will be teaching biology classes this semester. “I am doing some tutoring for English and science in the mornings, and I also teach biology,”...

New teacher Callie Hefstad  helps 11 grade student. Hefstad has taught on three different continents.

New teachers quiz

Marta Hill October 1, 2018

Click the link below to learn about the new teachers at Park this year. The ten new teachers this year come from varied backgrounds and experiences. Loading New Teachers var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks...

New personal financial management teacher Abigail Lugo speaks with senior William Colway during 2nd hour personal finance Feb. 16.

Teacher takes on new classes

Emma Yarger and Amaia Barajas February 20, 2018

Senior personal finance student Liam Sivanich said new teacher Abigail Lugo will benefit students in the SLP community. “I think she’ll bring out some more successful students because she really...

Chemistry teacher Patrick Puskala uses his Macbook Pro to teach class Feb. 2.

New science instructor adds to equation

Lukas Levin February 2, 2018

The science department recently hired a new member to their staff, chemistry teacher Patrick Puskala. Puskala said arriving at Park was a jarring yet unique experience. “(Coming to Park) is kind of...

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