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Bruce RottmanHumanities, Econ, Government Teacher Providence SchoolHumanities
Attended: Calvin University; Pepperdine University; San Francisco State University
Degrees: B.A. History and a secondary education teaching credential ; American Studies certificate; M.A. International Relations
Joined Providence in 2009
Bruce Rottman has taught in Christian and independent high schools since 1980, including Naples Christian Academy (Naples, FL), Contra Costa Christian School (Walnut Creek, CA), Lynden Christian School (Lynden, WA), and Brookfield Academy (Brookfield, WI).
He joined the Providence Hall faculty in the Upper School program’s early days, excited to bring his years of experience and passion for developing young minds to help build a stellar Christian independent school in Santa Barbara.
Mr. Rottman was the recipient of the NASDAQ Award presented to the top five economic educators in the nation in 2000 and was twice the recipient of awards presented by the Wisconsin Council on Economic Education. In 2019, he was selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award. He lectures for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and Young America’s Foundation (YAF). He is a Hansen Fellow with the Acton Institute and participates in education-oriented programs of the Cato Institute.
Outside of school, he serves on the leadership team at Hope Church in Santa Barbara and pursues his passions for learning more about economics, investing in cryptocurrency, and creating collages from historic documents.
He is married to Elaine Rottman, strategic communications director at Providence. They are the parents of two grown children.
His favorite Providence traditions are participating in retreat skits, talking about students at graduation, and playing street hockey during the lunch break.