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Ruth Heppel-Werner

Structured Learning Teacher

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Educational History:

I am a 1979 graduate of Piedmont Hills High School, in San Jose, California.  I earned my Associate’s Degree from Cowley County Community College in 1981 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Emporia State University in 1983. 

Degrees and Certifications:

My Bachelor’s Degree is Elementary Education and Special Education (EMH), Grades K-9.

Current Position:

I started teaching at Lincoln Elementary in 2011.  Currently, I am the Structured Learning Teacher.  I have the privilege of working with students with Autism and other disabilities.

Previous Position:

I began my teaching career in 1983.  

1983 – 1985                                    Cowley County Cooperative; Arkansas City, Kansas

1985 – 1986                                    Institute of Logopedics (currently known as Heartspring); I worked as a house                                                                manager for a group home on the campus

1986 – 2003                                   Institute of Logopedics (currently known as Heartspring); I worked as a classroom                                                         teacher with students with multiple disabilities, ages 5 – 17.

2003 – 2011                                    USD 260 Derby Schools; I taught Life Skills / Structured Learning (K – 5)

Personal Information:

I live in Augusta, Kansas with my spouse.  We have one daughter, Taylor.  She is attending Kansas State University.  EMAW!!  We have one dog, Punkin, who is 12 years old.

When I’m not teaching or spending time with family.  I enjoy reading, watching sports, playing racquetball, and spending time with friends.

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