Mrs. Tracie Van Gheem-Rottier
World Language Teacher - Spanish
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 II, 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!
Guatemala, Summer 2019: I studied and toured Guatemala with 16 Pulaski High School students and 2 other PCSD Spanish teachers. We hiked up Pacaya volcano, volunteered at a local school, enjoyed a canopy zipline tour, and more. Students lived with host families in Antigua, Guatemala and we took language classes at 'Tecún Uman'.
Costa Rica & Nicaragua, Summer 2014: I studied and 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.
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.
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
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.