Ruiz, Carolina G

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!  My name is Carolina Ruiz and I am very excited to be your child's Third Grade teacher!
I was born and raised in McAllen, Texas and graduated from McAllen High School in 1981.   I have been married for 21 years to my husband, Alfredo Ruiz, who is also a teacher with Sharyland.  We have four children. My oldest daughter Stephanie is 20, and attends South Texas College. Alejandra is 19 and attends the University of Texas Pan America.  Esperanza is 18 and also attends South Texas College.  My son, Jesus is 16 and attends Sharyland High School. 
I graduated from the University of Texas Pan American with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree, with a minor in Reading.  I have been teaching in Sharyland for 15 years all of which have been here at R.D. Martinez. I taught first grade for 10 years and am now going on my fifth year in third grade.
I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, camping, and reading.  My family and I have traveled from Washington State to Washington D.C. and all the states in between.  We have camped at some of the most beautiful State Parks, watch the sunset from the Grand Canyon and the sunrise from Yellow Stone Park. 
 I look forward to sharing my adventures with your children and providing them with an exciting year of learning!!!!