Instructional Coach


The 2022-2023 school year is my 17th year in education and my first year as the Instructional Coach at Hahira Elementary School. Prior to becoming the Instructional Coach, I taught for six years as a 5th grade ELA teacher at HES. I also have taught at Moulton-Branch Elementary and Dewar Elementary where I taught 2nd, 3rd, 5th and EIP (Early Intervention Program). 

I have been very honored to have won Teacher of the Year twice in my career. I represented Hahira Elementary as the 21-22 Hahira Teacher of the Year and Dewar Elementary in the 2011-2012 school year. In 2011-2012 I also went on to be named Lowndes County's Teacher of the Year. Through these experiences, I have had many great opportunities to meet and learn from several leaders in education. 
I have a bachelor's in Early Childhood Education, my master's in Reading Education, and my specialist's in Teacher Leadership all from Valdosta State University.  I also have my endorsement to teach gifted and talented students.
I am very excited to be in this new position as Instructional Coach and now be able to work with every grade level at HES! HES is an amazing school! 

Amy Ruffo
Instructional Coach
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