Third-grade teacher always in awe over her teachers |

Third-grade teacher always in awe over her teachers

Meadow Mountain Elementary teacher Ruth Moroney discusses the book Galimoto with her students Carmen Sawtelle, 8, right, Jazmin Ferrier, 8, middle, and Lane Sheldon. Galimoto is a childrens book about African children making Galimoto's, which are little push cars made out of scraps of wire.

What’s the best thing about teaching at your MMES?: “I’ve always felt that MMES is my neighborhood school. I live in Eagle-Vail, my daughter attended school here, and I consider the staff, parents and students my extended family. It’s a small school that is truly dedicated to meeting the needs of every student.”

Family: “My husband, Bob, manages the Arrowhead Alpine Club; and my daughter, Sarah, is a senior at Battle Mountain High School.

Where are you originally from?: Marksville, La.

Where do you live now?: Eagle-Vail

Where did you go to college?: Louisiana State University

How long have you been teaching at your MMES?: 10 years

What got you into teaching?: “I was always in awe of my teachers. Though they had different personalities, they were bright, fun and loved learning. I wanted to be just like them. They were – and still are – my heros!

Most embarrassing moment: “I arrived at a “Back-to-School’ night with a static-cling sock still stuck to the back of my knit skirt when I stood up to give my presentation.”

Favorite book: The Bible

Favorite movie: “As Good As It Gets”

Favorite food: Whole grain breads

Your hope for the school year: “My hope for this school year is to form positive, lasting relationships with the students in my class and their families.”

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