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Staff Spotlight: Ms. Shauna Langan

Shauna Langan teaches Earth Science at Santa Rosa High School, and in her free time, she plays competitive laser tag. “[Laser tag]'s a lot of fun. I have a lot of fun playing. It's fun to play and it's fun to hang out with friends,” Langan said. She competes a couple of times per year in laser tag tournaments that take place nationwide. Article and photo by Yasmine Sarraf Santa Rosa High School Earth Science teacher Shauna Langan is not only interested in astronomy and physics, but in quilting, baking and playing

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Staff Spotlight: Mr. Garcia-Sanchez

NEW SCHOOL YEAR, SAME TRADITIONS. As students leave his class, Spanish teacher, Michael Garcia Sanchez tells his daily joke. Some good and most bad, the daily joke or “meme” as he calls it, is part of the daily routine at the end of the class. This routine began last year, as Garcia-Sachez would show it to his zoom class, and he's carried on the tradition in person. Article and photo by Andreas Petersen This year there are a lot of new people on Santa Rosa High School’s staff and one of them is a Spanish teacher, Michael

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Staff Spotlight: Mr. Sappington

Article and photo by Rubi Melo Artist and teacher at Santa Rosa Junior College and Santa Rosa High School, John Sappington’s story of discovering his passion for the arts is fascinating. Sappington has had a variety of experiences in different fields of work, but it all essentially led to his job now, sharing his acquired skills and his perspective on art with his students. Sappington has taught in Santa Rosa High School’s ArtQuest program for 10 years. He spent his first 5 years teaching digital arts until he switched to

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Staff Spotlight: Madame Carrell

Dara Carrell has been teaching for many, many years. “This is my 25th year teaching [and I have been teaching at SRHS] since 2003, so eighteen years ago.” Having previously taught Spanish and now French, it doesn't seem like Carrell might stop teaching anytime soon. It is something that she sees to truly enjoy and will continue enjoying in the future. Article by Anthony Flores Cruz Over the past few years, teachers have come and gone from SRHS, but there are some who have stayed at SRHS for many, many years. One of these

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Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Burke

SUPERMOM. English teacher Lila Burke loves her family. Pictured with her are her daughters Hailey and Bailey, ages one and three, and her newlywed husband. Burke is now living her dream, with her daughters and their two puppies. We thank Mrs. Burke for her amazing teaching here at Santa Rosa High, and we wish her the best with her new, young, beautiful family. Photo provided by Lila Burke. Article by Jasmine Alvarez Marvelous English teacher, Lila Burke, has now been working at SRHS for the last 6 years and continues to

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SRHS Welcomes New VP, Assistant Principal, and three New Counselors this year

NEW SRHS ADMIN AND COUNSELORS.  Vice Principal Andy Liberman (center), Counsler Marlene Nemoede (left) and Counsler Alaina Mitchell (right). All staff pictured are new this year.  Article and photo by Grace Payne. Two new administrators and three new counselors greeted Santa Rosa High School students as the new year began. Vice Principal Andy Lieberman and Assistant Principal Isaac Estrada are new this year. Counselors Lucy Lucchesi, Marlene Nemoede and Alaina Mitchell also joined the staff. No longer at Santa Rosa

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SRHS Welcomes New Administrators

WELCOMING STAFF. Isaac Estrada waits patiently to answer questions. Estrada is one of the new additions to the administration team and is an assistant principal. Estrada transferred from Gilroy Unified, where he was a teacher during the 2020-2021 school year. When asked about what made his transition to Santa Rosa High School easier he said“What made it easier for sure was just the support of the administrative team, including our principal and our vice principal and our two other assistant principals.” It is good to see that

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SRHS New College & Career Center Counselor, Tracy Batchelder

Welcome over the Web. Tracy Batchelder joins the Santa Rosa High School staff this year as our new College and Career Counselor. Although the College and Career Center’s physical location remains closed, she has made its resources available virtually via Google Classroom. “I want the CCC to become a social hub on campus where students feel free to drop in and ask me questions or do research, spend their lunchtime or drop by after school with friends. I want the students to feel like it's their space,” said Batchelder.
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