Sheila Kilbride Shusterich BM ’81


Sheila Kilbride Shusterich BM ’81 wishes everyone from the Class of 1981 a “happy 40th” and wonders how this anniversary rolled around so quickly! She enjoyed a Class of ’81 video meeting held in the spring and would like to see these continue every now and then as a way to keep connected. Shusterich retired from full-time teaching in 2019; however, during the pandemic, she taught distanced music classes for fifth graders at nine elementary schools in the Duluth Public Schools. Most of her time during the pandemic was spent caring for her mother, Ann Kilbride, who passed away on July 12, 2021, at age 92. Shusterich and her husband, Fred, celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary in August 2021. She adds, “Be well all, and take good care!”