Teacher spotlight Mrs. Trubilla

Carlee Stitzel

 Mrs. Trubilla graduated from Tamaqua High school and spent four years at Shippensburg University earning an English degree with teaching certification. She studied Teaching and Learning with Technology at Ashford University and earned her first Master’s degree. Later, studied Curriculum and Instruction at Southern New Hampshire University, earning her second Master’s degree.

     She has been teaching a total of 18 years but has been at Hamburg for 13 years. She chose Hamburg because they seemed to be ahead of the curve in technology when she started. They were moving into online learning and blended learning and devices were more quickly than others, and that is something she was interested in. 

     Mrs. Trubilla’s hobbies are to read which is something she does a lot as well of crafts. She likes to do scrapbooking and likes making decals for tshirts or objects with her cricut. She also likes making other decorations for her house. Her and her family like adventures, so they like to travel and to geocache at the same time. Mrs. Trubilla says, “I like to keep busy and keep my mind active, so I’m always trying new activities and looking for new activities in which to immerse myself.”

     Mrs. Trubilla loves all things that involve singing and dancing. She danced in early elementary years and then moved into cheerleading. She cheered from fifth grade to the end of high school after she coached cheerleading at Pine Grove High school. She now is a cheer/dance mom as her daughter is involved in dance and gymnastics. 

     She chose to be an English teacher because she always loved reading, it has always been an escape room. Her family calls her a “Mother Hen,” and pairing that with her love of reading felt like a natural fit. SHe has some great HS English teachers who inspired her as well as guidance counselors. 

     She likes a lot about HAHS like, she taught at other places but she feels Hamburg has been Hands-down the best experience for her. She has had many opportunities as a teacher. Hamburg has resources other schools do not have. 

     Mrs. Trubilla says “teaching now is different than when she started.” They joy of reading, helping people find their best slaves, and developing relationships with people who need a positive role model in their life.