Mrs. Gibler is from Prophetstown, Illinois. Before teaching at Lutheran, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois State University with a triple major in Spanish, English, and French in Secondary Education. Mrs. Gibler also has two Master of Art degrees from University of Illinois at Springfield in Educational Administration and Human Developmental Counseling. Prior to teaching at Lutheran, Mrs. Gibler taught for thirty years in public schools as a teacher of Spanish, English, French, Oral Communications, and Reading. She was also a Guidance Counselor, Dean of Students, Speech Coach, and a Play Director. Mrs. Gibler also spent eight years as Principal Consultant at the Illinois State Board of Education and was the Coordinator of the Illinois Certification Testing System. For five years, Mrs. Gibler worked part-time at the Dyslexia Institute of America in Springfield where she was a therapist for clients with needs in reading. Mrs. Gibler began teaching at Lutheran in the fall of 2012. Mrs. Gibler teaches Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, and Spanish 4. She is the co-sponsor of the Sophomore class and she is the sponsor of the Spanish National Honor Society. Mrs. Gibler is also a member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). 

Mrs. Gibler is married and has two married children, three grandchildren with one more on the way. She enjoys boating, camping, walking her dogs, kickboxing, and reading.

 

Courses

Spanish I

An introduction to the Spanish language. Students learn basic vocabulary, verbs, grammar and culture. In addition, students work on acquiring major skills in foreign language learning: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Comprehension. Students read a basic Spanish novel.

Spanish II

A continuation of the skills acquired in Spanish I, with a more in-depth study of the content. Students make presentations in Spanish.  They also read a Spanish novel.

Spanish III

Students further their study of the concepts learned in the beginning levels of Spanish and apply the skills that they learned in real-life situations. They read a Spanish novel, create dialogues, write papers, and prepare presentations in Spanish.

Spanish IV

Students acquire knowledge of advanced concepts in Spanish and apply their skills in various situations. They watch a Spanish telenovela, read a Spanish novel, create dialogues, write papers, and prepare presentations in Spanish.