Rita Rutkowski Weber
Degree: MAT, English as a Second Language/Spanish
Rita has been in the field of teaching and learning languages for many years. After receiving her MAT, with a sense of enthusiasm and adventure, she then began a period of many years living and teaching abroad in Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Malaysia and China. Over the years, she has worked both as a teacher and administrator in the ESL program at UWM, teaching students and training ESL teachers, developing intensive program curricula, and doing cross-cultural training. She has served as president of the state professional ESL teacher’s organization and has been a presenter several times at state, regional and national professional conferences. She jointly edited Second Language Acquisition Theory and Pedagogy. Outside of the classroom, she can most often be found working in her garden, watching some sporting event with her family, or training with her dog, Wally.