Two teachers with local connections, Nicole Trovillion and Heather Rottmann, have joined the staff at Vienna High School, after recently being selected by the Vienna board of education and administration.
Trovillion will join the mathematics faculty at the high school. This search was the result of a vacancy left by Drew Lawrence.
Trovillion earned her bachelor's degree at Eastern Illinois University and holds a master's degree in mathematics and science education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is a Level One Google Certified Educator and currently is an applicant to the Khan Academy Ambassador Program.
Most recently Trovillion has served at Massac County Junior High as a mathematics teacher.
In regards to teaching, Trovillion shared, "I am very excited to be coming to Vienna. Everyone I've met has welcomed me with open arms and offered to help with any task. It feels like family. I can't wait to add my own personality and flare to the math program."
Superintendent Joshua W. Stafford said, "We are committed to recruiting the best teachers that we can get and Mrs. Trovillion fulfills that expectation. You will not be able to spend much time around her before you realize that she is passionate about teaching math. She also brings a great deal of knowledge about data analysis methods which can maximize opportunities for all students to be successful in their educational endeavors."
Trovillion resides in Grantsburg with her husband, Jud, and two children, Brynlee and Brody.
Rottmann will serve as college level math teacher at Vienna.
Vienna has worked to fill the dual credit college level mathematics teaching vacancy left by Jon Wilhelm. Rottman earned her bachelors of science in mathematics from Murray State University and also holds a master's degree of arts in teaching mathematics from Murray.
Rottmann is a native of southern Illinois and resides in Massac County with her husband Darian and their children.
Over the last 20 years, Rottmann has served as a mathematics instructor. During that time, she was at Paducah Tilghman as a high school math instructor and at Paducah Community College, Shawnee Community College and West Kentucky Community and Technical College, serving both as a mathematics professor and tutoring center coordinator.
Rottmann shared, "I am determined to help my students succeed by taking an active role in their education and overall high school experience through my interactions with them."
Superintendent Joshua W. Stafford said, "Vienna students have enjoyed college level dual credit math offerings over the last several years and finding a quality instructor that meets all of the qualifications is not an easy task. Mrs. Rottmann not only meets these qualifications, but is clearly a committed and caring instructor."