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Mrs. Elizabeth Ruiz
I grew up in Southern California but have moved around quite a bit in my adult life. I have only lived in Arizona for three years now but love the sunshine and being able to get outside most of the year. I have been married for 15 years to my wonderful husband and we have 3 children together. Our son graduated from Chandler High last year and will be continuing his education at MCC. My older daughter will be a freshman at Higley high this year and my youngest will be in 8th grade here at Cooley along with your student!
This is my second year with the Higley School District. I have been in the educational field for 6 years, first in Washington State where my family lived most recently and then in the Chandler School District for two years before making the switch to Higley. I am very excited to be part of this amazing district and expect great things this year!
I know that a lot of students think that math is irrelevant to them or too difficult to understand. I believe that it is my duty to reinforce that math is exciting, relevant and fun for students. It is ok if students do not understand a concept the first time as long as they keep working to understand. This is an important concept for students to understand not only for mathematics, but for all aspects of their educational career and into adulthood!