The Paw Print

Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma

Yash Sharma, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

Rajasthan, India native Shikha Sharma was inspired by her 8th grade English teacher, who played a pivotal role in her life. Earning a degree in biotechnology at the University of Rajasthan led her to start her teaching career.    Initially, she wanted to be a doctor, but in India, there is a C...

Pete Madden

Pete Madden

Nic Gulizia, Sports Section Editor

September 15, 2020

Pete Madden, a new English Teacher here at Gunderson, wants to make sure that his students are his priority. His goal is for his students to “enjoy the class and also learn and take with them what they need for the very next step.”   Madden has been teaching for 16 years, starting in San Diego bef...

Chelsea Ray

Chelsea Ray

Emily Motta, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

From the other side of the screen, Gunderson’s new PE teacher Chelsea Ray focuses on building strong relationships and healthy habits with her students.   Ray is a new face at Gunderson, and she teaches physical education to the freshman class. Prior to Gunderson, Ray worked at Bret Harte Mi...

Sahil Sharma

Sahil Sharma

Yash Sharma, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

Born and raised in Jammu, a northern territory of India, Sahil Sharma initially didn’t think of being a speech therapist.   After 12th grade, Sharma was thinking about pursuing a career as a veterinarian or engineer.    I was laying out my options, but then I thought, everyone is going into the same li...

Allison Crawford

Allison Crawford

Angie Gulizia, Editor in Chief

September 15, 2020

One of the fresh faces on Gunderson’s campus this year is Allison Crawford, our new Assistant Principal of Guidance. As the AP of Guidance, she supports Leadership and the Academic Counselors and is in charge of testing, social media, and academic awards, among other things.   Ever since...

Seleste Lopez

Seleste Lopez

Celeste Casella, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

New art teacher Seleste Lopez has found a new home at Gunderson. When it comes to her hobbies, Lopez is definitely the creative type.    “I like to garden and to be outside a lot. [I] paint, of course, I try to paint as much as I can,” Lopez said. “I have a Nintendo Switch and I onl...

Neilson Vuong

Neilson Vuong

Marley Romero, Section Editor

September 15, 2020

Even though we have to learn from home, Neilson Vuong has made it work for his students in the best way that he can. He uses Google products to keep things organized and tries to interact with his students as much as possible.   Vuong is an English Language Development teacher at Gunderson an...

Haneet Goraya

Haneet Goraya

Tatiana Martinez, Section Editor

September 15, 2020

Haneet Goraya is one of Gunderson’s new staff members. This year, she is joining us as our school psychologist. Before coming to Gunderson, she went to Purdue University for her undergrad in legal studies. After, she attended Walden University for her master’s in Psychology, and then went to River Universi...

Yvonne Giger

Yvonne Giger

Zoe Harms, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

This is Yvonne Giger’s first year teaching at Gunderson in which she teaches Special Education.

Anne Barbu

Anne Barbu

Mekiah Glynn, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

Anne Barbu is a new teacher at Gunderson this year. Barbu teaches French at both Gunderson and Lincoln High School.

New Faces at Gunderson

September 14, 2020

From an Average Student to an Young Entrepreneur: Liam Kirk’s Journey

From an Average Student to an Young Entrepreneur: Liam Kirk's Journey

Yash Sharma, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

It all started 10 years ago when Liam Kirk drew a picture of a robot. He wanted to add his drawing to a t-shirt and he began selling his shirts in art-shows. Six years later he felt like his clothing was worth selling, and he came with the idea for his clothing brand, WhiteVan. Kirk's goal is to use...

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