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Adjunct Professor in Education
MAED - Northern Arizona University
BA - University of Massachusetts
Ruth Soles was born and grew up on the East coast, New Jersey-Maine. Early on in her career she had the opportunity to teach for the Department of Defense Schools in Germany. Ruth moved to Arizona in 1980 and now calls the valley home. She taught in the public school system at a primary school for 28 years. She was fortunate to be able to take a core group of students from Pre K all the way through to third grade after teaching pre-first for nine years. She then went to Special Ed. Her last eight years, she has spent teaching Kindergarten. She still substitutes frequently and enjoys spending time in different classrooms.
Ruth has a, BA in Early Childhood Education from University of Massachusetts and MAED from Northern Arizona University. She is certified in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education and has endorsements for Reading Specialist, and ESL. She is also a certified Educational Therapist. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, crafting, and sewing. She sews many different things but her favorite things to sew are clothes for American Girl size dolls. Ruth has two grown children, both married and living in the valley. She has three beautiful granddaughters ages 8, 12, and 15.