Miss Sarahi Ruiz

Phone: 907-442-1936


Degrees and Certifications:

Special Education Applied Behavior Analysis

Miss Sarahi Ruiz


My name is Sarahi Ruiz. I'm stoked to be the intensive teacher at JNES. In the past, I've served as the Early Childhood Special Education teacher in Kotzebue as well as an itinerant behavior specialist for the district. 

I'm originally from South Texas, right on the U.S/Mexico border. I spent my first year as a 2nd-4th-grade resource teacher in a small town in Texas. I then joined the Peace Corps and served as an English teacher in rural South Africa and have taught in another small town as a middle school Life Skills teacher. Ready for something new, I made the move up here to the Arctic. This is my fourth year in Kotzebue, and I'm incredibly thankful for the parents I get to work with and the students I get to serve. I recently earned a Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and hope to apply the content learned to better teach my students. I can't wait for you to join us!


Miss Ruiz