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Ms. Ruth E. Knight
I love teaching and know that our students are the greatest asset our community has for a bright future.
I have been teaching in Alaska for 27 years, in Wrangell, Valdez, Skagway and at UAF for 3 summers. I have taught all levels from Kindergarten pull-outs to college courses for teachers. Previously I taught in Arizona for 9 years, in the communities of Mayer and Prescott teaching grades 5 - 9 (mainly math, science and health) and at Prescott College. My current assignment is facilitating two periods of on-line learning at VHS, working with the K-12 Extended Learning Opportunity Program (ELOP or GT) students, running the Valdez Homeschool Program and helping coordinate VCS distict curriculum.
My husband, Alan Sorum, and I live at 10-mile and have a high tunnel that keeps us busy planting, caring for and harvesting our veggies and berries. We are a voluteer service oriented family and you will find us at school and city meetings working to keep people focused on Valdez's needs for top notch education, a vibrant economy, and healthy lifestyles.