About Mrs. Tristan Ruddle...
Position: 5th Grade CTA Teacher
Welcome to 5th Grade. I am looking forward to a great year of learning, growth, and community within our classroom. We are going to have a wonderful year together.
My Education and Professional Background
I received my undergraduate degree from Biola University and obtained a masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from NAU. I worked for many years as a Speech Pathologist and then spent several years at home with my children. After spending numerous hours volunteering at my children’s school when they were younger, I decided to substitute teach and I discovered that I loved teaching. I ultimately decided to go back to school to pursue my teaching certificate. I hold Arizona certificates in Elementary Education as well as a Speech Language Pathologist. I also have my Structured English Immersion endorsement and am Spalding trained. This will be my seventh year teaching 5th grade.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that each child is a unique individual who is uniquely gifted and capable of success. It is my desire to help students meet their fullest potential by providing an environment that offers them a safe, secure, stimulating, and caring place to grow and learn.