World Languages

  • The goal of the World Languages Department is to promote the learning of German and Spanish language and culture in order to create the global citizens of tomorrow.

Phone: (608) 835-4340


Degrees and Certifications:

Jeffrey Dyer

Joined OHS In: 2004

Teaching Since: 2001

Currently Teaching: German I, German II, German III, German IV, AP German V

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education - German, Bachelor of Arts - German, and Bachelor of Music Education - Choral and General Music from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Phone: (608) 835-4320


Degrees and Certifications:

Anna Gavin

Joined OHS in:  2020

Teaching Since:  2016

Currently Teaching:  Spanish 3 and 4

Education:   Graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Spanish.

                    Received teaching license through eduCATE-WI in 2018



Phone: (608) 835-4322


Degrees and Certifications:

Tina Halverson


Joined OHS In: September, 2015

Teaching Since: 1997

Currently Teaching: Spanish 2 and 5

Education: UW Platteville, Spanish-American Institute of International Education - Seville, Spain, Intercultura - Heredia, Costa Rica, Masters of Education - Viterbo University

Phone: 608 835-4469


Degrees and Certifications:

Rebekah Krenz

 Joined OHS In: 2018

Teaching Since: 2018

Currently Teaching: Spanish 2


Phone: (608) 835-4318


Degrees and Certifications:

Shaniya Lenters

Joined OHS In: 2021

Teaching Since: 2019

Currently Teaching: Spanish 1, Spanish 2, and Spanish for Heritage Learners

Education: UW Madison, Bachelor of Science - Education, World Language Education - Spanish

Phone: (608) 835-4321


Degrees and Certifications:

Barb Werner

 Joined OHS In: 1990

Teaching Since: 1985

Currently Teaching: Spanish 3 and Spanish 4

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Education from the University of Iowa (1985)