University High School is excited to introduce a new addition to our faculty for the spring semester — Spanish teacher Rhonda von Werder. Please join us in welcoming Ms. von Werder to University High School!

Meet Rhonda von Werder, Spanish Teacher

Rhonda von Werder will be a Spanish teacher at University High School for the spring semester of the 2017-18 school year. She comes to University High School most recently from Portage Township Schools, where she served as an Assistant Principal for the 2016-17 school year, but she also has 30 years of experience teaching Spanish at the high school and college level. Mrs. von Werder has bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education and Spanish from Indiana University Northwest, a master’s degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.

Mrs. von Werder and her husband have taught over 50 years in the state of Indiana! They have four children — a senior at Purdue University, a sophomore at IU Bloomington, and two sons at the Jr./Sr. high school level. Mrs. von Werder loves to read and travel, writes poetry, and is a baker at heart. She has been acting and singing in productions since childhood. In fact, she was “this close” (alternate) to being chosen to perform at the Kennedy Center as an undergraduate theatre student, but she is very happy about where her career has taken her — working with a subject she loves and with students and teachers to produce their best work.