Gregory Cramer, PhD
Dr Gregory Cramer has spent the last 7 years at UW-Parkside in the Department of Teacher Education teaching courses related to English as a Second Language (ESL), Bilingual Education, and Social Studies. He created licensure programs for ESL and Bilingual Education. Now teacher candidates have the option of dual licensure: adding an ESL license or Bilingual license to their initial certifications in elementary or secondary education. Before coming to UW-Parkside, Dr Cramer taught for 15 years in the Milwaukee Public Schools. He spent 3 years teaching bilingual social studies at South Division High School, the largest bilingual school in Wisconsin. He then co-founded Advanced Language and Academic Studies (ALAS) High School, a teacher-led school that emphasized rigor and college preparatory classes for all bilingual students. At ALAS, Dr Cramer taught bilingual social studies, ESL, instrumental music, and drama, and was responsible for after school musical and drama programs. He wrapped his MPS career at Riverside University High School, where he taught bilingual social studies. In his spare time, Dr Cramer can be found playing music, fishing, camping, traveling, and spending time with his family.