Ms. Ruiz comes to us with 7 years of teaching Spanish experience. She has taught Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, and Spanish AP Language and Culture. In the past, she was also an ASB coordinator, ELD coordinator and teacher, and teacher advisor for Latino Union. Ms. Ruiz has received awards for involvement in promoting higher education (university, college, or trade school) via the UC Riverside Campus/Community Service Recognition in 2010 and the Estudiante de Corazon (community service award) at UC Riverside in 2007, 2009, and again in 2010. Ms. Ruiz have been involved in educating since she was in 5th grade, tutoring younger children in her community. As she got older, she enjoyed helping others learn and was involved in educational clubs. Her passion for education grew stronger as the years went by. In college, she received various recognitions for organizing conferences that promoted higher education for elementary, middle school, high school, and community college students. After graduating from college, Ms. Ruiz continued to be involved in community outreach for higher education.
Her hobbies include traveling, hiking, training her dogs, cooking, attending concerts, and watching movies.
"Students will rise to the level of expectation" - Jaime "Kimo" Escalente