Ms. Ana Turba
World Language Teacher - Spanish
¡Hola! My name is Ana Turba and this is my sixth year at Pulaski High School. I will be teaching Spanish II and III. I recieved my teaching degree from UWGB and spent my first few years of teaching at Chilton High School, Kiel High School, and Notre Dame School of De Pere. I was born in Puerto Rico and started learning Spanish as a baby and small child. During my elementary and middle school years I lived in New Mexico and then I moved to Wisconsin as a teenager to help take over the family farm that my dad grew up on. When I was 18 I studied abroad in Ecuador for six months where I attended a local high school and practiced gymnastics. Since then, I have back-packed, traveled, and lived all over the Spanish-speaking world including Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and of course, Puerto Rico. I absolutely love the Spanish language and culture and I love being able to share it with my students every day. I am extremely excited to be back at school this year and to meet all of my new students.
Spain 2006: Explored and expierenced Seville and Granada during Holy Week.
Ecuador 2008-2009: Spent six months with a host family in the city of Cuenca where I attended a local high school to study Spanish and immerse myself in the culture. I was also able to practice Gymnastics with a local team for 4 hours every day.
Colombia 2010: Explored Bogotá and Santa Marta for a month with my family.
Ecuador 2010: Spent about 4 months volunteering in a local orphanage outside of Cuenca with my family.
Peru 2011: Backpacked for 3 weeks with my family. We explored so many places but the hilghlights were hiking Machu Picchu, seeing the Nazca Lines, and sandboarding down the dunes of Ica.
Uruguay 2011: Toured Montevideo for a week with my family.
Argentina 2011: Spent about 3 weeks exploring San Rafael and Buenos Aires with my family. I also trained with local gymnastics team in San Rafael.
Chile 2011: Toured Santiago for a few days while passing through at the end of my family back-packing trip.
Puerto Rico Spring 2013: Completed the first semester of my senior year of college at the University of Humacao, in Humacao, PR. While there, I was able to travel to the Yunque rainforest, Fajardo, Ponce, and the islands Culebra and Vieques.
Panama 2014: Visited friends and explored Panama City and Taboga Island.
Colombia 2019: Explored Cartagena and enjoyed the local culture.
Costa Rica 2023: I studied and toured Costa Rica wtih 28 Pulaski High School students and 3 other PCSD teachers. We visited a rainforest, volunteered at a local school, and took Spanish lessons every day. Students stayed with host families and we all took language classes at El Rancho de Español in Guácima.
Dominican Republic 2023: Explored Punta Cana and enjoyed the local culture.