Degrees and Certifications:
B.Ed Early Childhood Education B.L.A. Communications M.Ed Educational Technology Alaska Professional Teaching Certificate, ECE and Ed. Tech
Miss Ruth Ryan
I'm happy to be back in Selawik for the sixth year, and excited to be working with elementary teachers and students this year. As an Intervention Specialist, I'll be working with small groups of students to strengthen reading and language skills. I taught for many years in small communities in Southeast Alaska - Haida and Tlingit villages, and isolated fishing communities. My training is early childhood education and educational technology, and I've taught all grades, most subjects -- even the old fashioned one-room school! I've worked as a Head Teacher in four schools, leading staff in the absence of a principal, and in a few of those small schools I served in all roles - technology, testing, special education coordination. I'm a third-generation Alaskan, born and raised in Juneau. My auntie was Inupiaq from this region years ago, and I appreciate learning about her family connections. In my spare time, I am an artist, a writer, and I love to quilt.