It's Me, Sra. Gill
Soy Yo, Sra Gill
My passion has always been education. So although I changed my major three times in my first semester of college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I knew I had to be a teacher. I have had so many great ones in the past, that I too had to make the same mark on young ones today.
I graduated from Hastings High, then attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I majored in Secondary Education with a French endorsement (that's right) and I'm always willing to get back into it. I then completed a Spanish Endorsement at the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2002 and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from UNL with an emphasis in Diversity in 2005. I am continuing my education in Technology, as it is a must in today's world! If I can unfuse technology in class everyday, I certainly do.
I have taught in two other school districts since coming to Palmyra in 2002. The first was at East Butler (K-12 Spanish, assistant track coach, volleyball coach, Junior class sponsor, Spanish Club, and cheerleading sponsor). My second "gig" was Ravenna (9-12 Spanish, volleyball, Yearbook and Journalism, Cheerleading, and Student Council). And now I find myself at Palmyra, hoping to slow down and spend that quality time with my boys, ages 14 and 10.
I have served as Past-President, President, Vice President and Secretary of the Nebraska International Languages Association (our state language association) and I am currently serving as the state's Advocacy chair and liason with our state senators. I have also served as Vice President, President-Elect, President, and Secretary and Secretary for the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. These organizations keep me busy, but provide a way to communicate with other language teachers from across the state, something that has become a challenge teaching in a rural school setting. I am also a member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages.
I really do have other passions in my life. I love to be outdoors with my boys and husband. We love to hike! I have a passion for running, rollerblading, and lifting, but also enjoy travel, history, and crocheting (I bet you never thought that), and technology.
Please follow me on the Spanish link on the school's main page and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/SraGillRenken?feature=mhum .