Title 1

Lissette Ruiz
Title I/Reading Specialist

NBCT (National Board Certified Teacher): Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading-Language Arts
M.A.  (Master of Arts)-Appalachian State University
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) -University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Lissette Ruiz received her BA from UNC where she also studied for a year in Seville, Spain.  She received her MA from ASU where she enjoyed working with students in the Reading Lab while learning and practicing techniques in literacy.  She began her career as an elementary Spanish teacher in McDowell County, and continued her career as a Title I Literacy Specialist at Old Fort Elementary.  She has been a National Board Certified Teacher since 2006.  

Mrs. Ruiz enjoys hiking/nature, traveling and reading. Old Fort School is very dear to her heart.


Personal Mission Statement

I am a wife, mother, daughter, reader, traveler, and teacher.  I seek to understand what I do not know or what baffles me.  I am a content person that tries to maximize my time by acknowledging what is really important and by discerning what is frivolous. Our children are most precious and therefore need to be treated with dignity and respect.  Through them, I am reminded of what is genuine and pure.

Through travel, I have become aware of the common humanity that binds us as human beings.  

I am proud to be a teacher, and know that every day counts for our children because they deserve the best  I can give them.  I use research-based evidence to try to be most effective.  Being positive and kind are attributes I strive to achieve.    

Mail Location

Classroom 211