Astrid Ruiz


Full Name

Astrid Ruiz

Professional Title

Spanish Teacher

Professional Role

International Languages Curriculum representative, OER representative, Seal of Biliteracy Coordinator

School or Place of Work

Liberty High School

What Level Do You Teach?

Spanish 4, 5 – Dual credit, Heritage Class Level 1-4

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How Has Spanish Played a Role in Your Personal and Professional Life?

I am a from Guatemala, Central America. Spanish is my first language.

How Long Have You Been Teaching?

20 years

More About Me

Hello my name is Astrid Ruiz. I was born in the country of the eternal spring, Guatemala.  My love for teaching was born during my high school years. I was part of a social project in Guatemala City teaching unprivileged children living in poverty.  After the project, I knew that teaching was my calling and I started the process of becoming a teacher.

Teaching, learning and advocating for languages is my passion.  Preparing  students with the needed cultural understanding, knowledge and skills to use their second language beyond high school and become a Global Citizen is my goal.   Advocating for students is a mission that I will ever have. 

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