About Mrs. Ruth
Hello! My name is Mrs Jackie Ruth and I am so excited to be a UP Panther! I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to Fort Worth to attend Texas Christian University. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, as well as my Master of Special Education, from TCU (Go Frogs!). After completing my Master’s degree, I spent three years as a special education resource teacher before joining UP as the PBS teacher!
I currently live in Dallas with my husband, Brian, and our dog Dez. When I’m not teaching, I’m usually taking a spin class, trying a new recipe (huge foodie!) or traveling. I’ve been blessed to be able to pair my love for travel and education by teaching in both Den Haag, Netherlands and Jiquilillo, Nicaragua!
As a special education educator, my heart lies helping students with disabilities reach their full potential, both in and outside of the classroom. I absolutely love working alongside students to build social emotional skills and take on curriculum in a method and manner that works for them as an individual. I truly believe that each and every child has something unique to bring to the world, and I am honored to have the opportunity to help them discover it!