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Mr. Christopher Ruiz
English Language Arts Teacher
I am one of the two 7th grade English teachers at Barry this year. I am a Los Angeles area native who moved to the midwest in 2010, and although I sometimes miss the sunny weather of Southern California, especially during the winter, I absolutely love it out here. My family and I plan to call the midwest our home for many years to come.
I began teaching in the fall of 2003, and have since taught English to both middle and high school students in California, China, and Missouri. Before arriving at Barry, I spent three years teaching English and AP English to 11th and 12th grade students in the Kansas City Missouri School District.
My formal education includes a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in English from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where my emphasis was on literature and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language).
If you need to contact me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.