Mrs. Tracie Van Gheem-Rottier

World Language Teacher - Spanish

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Hola.  My name is Tracie Van Gheem-Rottier and I am a Spanish teacher in the World Languages Department at Pulaski High School. I teach Spanish IV, Spanish V and UWGB College Credit Spanish. In addition, I am the Department Chair for World Languages at the High School. I love teaching and enjoy being with the students every single day!

PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL

Costa Rica & Nicaragua, Summer 2014: I toured Costa Rica and Nicaragua with 21 Pulaski High School students and 5 other PCSD teachers. We visited a rain forest, a could forest, a local school and more. Students lived with host families in Granada Nicaragua and we took language lessons at 'Ave Nicaraguita'. 

Spain, Summer 2003: I toured central and southern Spain with 14 Pulaski High School students and 3 other area teachers. We saw a bullfight and art masterpieces in the Prado Museum.

Mexico, Summer 1999: I completed graduate course work in Saltillo, Mexico in the northern part of the country.

Dominican Republic Winter 1999: I traveled with a group of educators and served as their translator on a mission trip to Elias Piña in the far western part of the Dominican Republic.

Mexico, Summer 1996: I completed my study abroad in Morelia, Mexico prior to my senior year of college. Morelia is a beautiful city. While there in addition to my undergraduate studies, I also had an internship as a teacher at a local orphanage.

Mexico, Winter 1994: I traveled with a group of St. Norbert College students and faculty on this trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico. We studied poverty and the economics of the country.

Spain, Summer 1992: I traveled to Barcelona, Spain while in high school.  I stayed with a host family for the summer and experienced all the best that this wonderful city has to offer.

 

Expertise
I have been a workshop facilitator both in and out of the district for a variety of topics in both World Language and Educational Technology.

Degrees
B.A. Majors in Spanish and Social Studies with Minors in Psycholgy and History from Saint Norbert College, De Pere, WI;M.A. in Secondary Education from Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI

Awards
2012 Professional Development Certificate from the Institute for Learning Partnership at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay;2012 UWGB CCIHS Certified Instructor for Spanish 202;2004 Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction;1998 Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers: Frank M. Grittner Award for Teaching Excellence in the Foreign Language Field.