Ignacio Manuel Ruiz


Full Name

Ignacio Manuel Ruiz

Professional Title

Mr. Ignacio Ruiz

Professional Role


School or Place of Work

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School

What Level Do You Teach?

Spanish III, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Approx. Percentage of Heritage Spanish Students at Your Institution


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

I am a Native speaker – I learned English. Spanish is a part of my life in how I see things, how I interpret the world, and even how I work with people in my life.

How Long Have You Been Teaching?

34 years

More About Me

Born in Cuba, grew up in Puerto Rico, high school in Louisiana and college in Texas. Lived in Texas for 37 years. Taught at a public school for 30 years and “retired.” Moved to Oklahoma to be near my family. After a year away, I went back to teaching at a private school.




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