Presidenta Nacional
la Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica




Gisela Nina Holmquist

Nicolet High School
6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road
Glendale, WI 53217
fax: 414-351-7526


  • 1979 Masters of Foreign Language and Literature, Spanish, German and French-University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 1977 Bachelors of Arts, Spanish - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 1967 "Certificado de civilización y cultura hispánica‰ - Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
  • 1964-1966 Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin
  • 1981 Certified 6-12 Spanish, German, French
  • 2 002 Certification: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards World Languages Other Than English


  • Nicolet High School, Glendale, WI: 1982 to present. Positions: Spanish Teacher, Advisor Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
  • Cardinal Stritch University, Glendale, WI: 1990. Position: Spanish Instructor
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI: 1981-1983. Positions: Lecturer in Spanish and German Departments
  • Manpower International, Milwaukee, WI. 1981-1983. Position: Instructor of German and French
  • International School of Port-au-Prince, Haiti: 1979-1981. Positions: Spanish Teacher, French Teacher to Haitian expatriots returning to Haiti
  • Deutsche Schule of El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador: 1969-1972.
    Position: Music Theory and Recorder Teacher
  • Berlitz School of Language, Milwaukee, WI: 1967-1969. Position: Director
    1964-1966: Positions: Spanish, German, English Instructor, Methods Instructor, Total Immersion Co-ordinator, Interpreter of German and Spanish


  • Central States Conference - Foreign Language Teacher of the Year 2005, 2006
  • Premio Mario Fierros-for outstanding contributions to the Hispanic community and service as advisor to the Wilberto Canton Chapter from Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, AATSP, Acapulco, 2004
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Award - San Jose State University, San José, CA. "Latin American Nationalism"
  • U.S. Senator Herb Kohl Teaching Fellow
  • Jewish Federation of Wisconsin Study Award: Jerusalem, Israel. "History of the Jews."


  • National President of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica-2007-2010
  • Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library - Board Member 2007-2010
  • AATSP WI: President, 2002-2004
  • State Director of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica 2001 - 2006
  • Consultant for the College Board - AP Spanish Language Exam 2002-2006
  • Reader for the College Board - AP Spanish Language Exam 2001-present
  • Outbound co-ordinator for Rotary Youth Exchange Program - District 6270 1998-2000
  • Conference co-ordinator for Outbound and Inbound students of Rotary Youth
  • Exchange Program - District 6270 1996-2000
  • Interviewing Committee Member for Outbound students for Rotary International and AFS
  • Presenter of Professional Papers in the U.S. and abroad
  • Presenter at WAFLT and CESA Conferences
  • Keynote speaker and organizer of workshop on National Board Certification at Millersville University, Millervelle, PA
  • Global Perspectives Consultant for Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN
  • Leader and Organizer of student exchanges to Argentina, Spain and Russia
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