Program Coach, Special Education Initiatives
Ruth designs curriculum and best practices in both special education and student support services for the Community Partnerships for Teachers Pipeline. Previously, Ruth oversaw the design and implementation of LAUTR’s special education programming. Ruth has been both a special education teacher and an administrator within the Los Angeles and Simi Valley Unified Schools Districts in California. She has been responsible for the management of large-scale school-wide state and federal programs at urban schools including budget oversight, management of differentiated instruction and program improvement for students with disabilities and at-risk youth, and coordination of and reporting on mandated state assessments. Ruth earned her Education Specialist and M.A. in Education Administration from California State University, Northridge. She also holds a Multiple Subject Credential in general education from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Northeastern University.