Racine Lutheran High School celebrates new faculty and staff members

Racine Lutheran High School Executive Director Dave Burgess is pleased to announce the faculty and staff additions for the 2023-24 school year.

Katelyn Shipler is a newly commissioned teacher. Shipler and Rachel Duchac are installed to their teaching positions in the school’s science department.

Inducted to serve are Amber Hozey (music teacher), and staff members Katie Fox (director of admissions), Tracy Pataska (office), Brian Schovain (buildings and grounds), and Noah Henderson (food service).

Led by the Rev. Brady Retzlaff, the school community celebrated its faculty and staff during the weekly Chapel service on Aug. 29.



Volleyball Program earns USMC-AVCA Academic Award

The Racine Lutheran High School girls volleyball team earned the 2023 USMC-AVCA (United State Marine Corps-American Volleyball Coaches Association) Team Academic Award for the 20th consecutive year under the leadership of Coach Becky Demuth.

The winning team members’ grade-point averages are averaged together for the entire academic year, and the team must achieve a 3.3 or above grade-point average. The Racine Lutheran High School team had an impressive overall grade-point average of 3.729.

The members of the 2022-23 volleyball team are Abbey Agerholm, Jenna Beaudin, Kendyll Holub, Salma Ibarra, Ellie Jaramillo, Sofie Kading, Julia Kellner, Riley LaBoda, Ally Rosborough, Lindsey Thoennes, Genevieve Voss, and Kaitlyn Zurawski.

“The commitment our coaches make to help their student-athletes pursue the best versions of themselves is evident in the academic accomplishments highlighted today,” said AVCA CEO Jaime Gordon. “Achievement on the court has always been closely tied to success in the classroom which is reflected by the number of championship programs honored.”

For more information on the RLHS athletic program, contact Athletic Director Steve Shaffer at sshaffer@RacineLutheran.org or 262-637-6538.