Miss Alison Ruoff

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Miss Alison Ruoff

I have been teaching for 15 years with 11 years spent in an all-day Kindergarten program.  I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Early Childhood Development and Kindergarten from Northern State University.  I have a Master's Degree in Educational Technology and a Master's Certificate in K-12 Online Teaching from Boise State University.  I am currently enrolled at BSU in their graduate program to obtain my Ed.S, Education Specialist in Educational Technology, with a focus on online and blended learning and school technology leadership.
 
I love my job and couldn't imagine doing anything else.  I am originally from South Dakota and have been teaching in Idaho since 2008.  I feel very lucky to get to work with some of our youngest in hopes of inspiring a lifelong passion for learning.  Hooray for Kindergarten! 
 
I actively seek out and write grants for my classroom and since 2008 I have received close to $25,000 from organizations including Micron, Meridian Education Foundation, CenturyLink, the Idaho State Department of Education, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), and Capital Educators.  I was honored to receive the 2014 Educator on Fire award at the Women Ignite Idaho Conference.  I feel my job as educator is to inspire greatness in my students and to help them realize their dreams through learning.