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by Ruth Hardy


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Ruth Hardy

Position: HS Language Arts Teacher

Year Started at Riverside: 2008

Video: Why I Teach

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Educational Background:

Parkland High School (Orefield, PA)

The King's College: B.A. Psychology

Buena Vista University: B.A. English

Northern Arizona University: M.A. English


What I love about the subject I teach:

Students are beginning to think more abstractly and consider other viewpoints than their own. We are able to operate as a learning community.


Why I chose Riverside:

Mrs. Hansen, my supervising teacher for high school student teaching, made me come. She sort of passed the baton. She trusted me with her students from day one and was excited to see me experiment with curriculum and approaches to engaging struggling learners.


What makes me PROUD to be a Bulldog:

I am so proud when I see students reach to achieve a better future for themselves and for their community. I notice that Riverside students are good at getting back up and trying again when they fail, and most have the heart to help others do so too.