Anatolia Ruiz taught in the English as a Second Language (ESOL) program and was a second grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary for three years before arriving to PHS, where she has been for three years.
“I’m going to continue teaching Spanish at the middle school for different grades,” Ruiz said.
Ruiz will expand her Spanish courses to four levels.
A challenge Ruiz did not expect was the behaviour of teenagers, though her children were teens.
“I learned about teenagers, but not too much because I already knew how to deal with my children,” she said. “I’ve never been in an environment in which students misbehave so bad. That’s the experience I’ve learned.”