Nicole Rusch

Welcome to the Business & Marketing Department! I have been a teacher at Pine Island High School since 2008. I also serve as the DECA advisor. Classes I teach include Ads & Sales Marketing, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Advanced Marketing, Intro to Business, College & Career Readiness, Accounting, Web Design & Desktop Publishing, Criminal Justice & Law, Animal Law

I am originally from Wisconsin and am a fan of all Wisconsin sports teams, especially the Packers. I received my undergraduate degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse. Upon graduation, I worked in the music industry as a band manager and as a sales representative for a music distribution company. In addition to being passionate about music, I have a strong interest in movies as well and spent several years volunteering at the Sundance Film Festival held in Park City, Utah. I also have several years of experience working in retail management and fashion merchandising before continuing on to receive my Masters of Education in Business & Marketing Education from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. I'm currently working on completing a second Masters of Education in Humane Education through Valparaiso University.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family (which includes 3 cats, 2 dogs), writing, reading, and exploring the outdoors on my bicycle.

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