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Mr. Ruiz, Inspiring and Touching Hearts

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When asked to describe his job at La Vega, Mr. Ruiz stated, “I love being here. The people all around are great and the whole thing has been a wonderful experience so far.”  Before working at La Vega, Mr. Ruiz worked as a Spanish teacher at Midway ISD and Fort Worth ISD. When talking about what lead him to La Vega, he mentioned that both he and his wife got jobs in the La Vega district and that La Vega ISD  is closer to home.

Growing up in South Waco, Mr. Ruiz is a local who has worked as a teacher for 16 years. He graduated from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. His oldest daughter is enrolled in medical school in México, his youngest daughter is in the seventh grade, and his son is in the eighth grade. When asked about his reasoning on why he became an educator he said: “ I have a passion to inspire children and touch their hearts as well as to teach the great Spanish language.”

Mr. Ruiz’s always aspired to become a Spanish teacher, although if given the chance he said he would become a language translator. The thing he treasures most is his family, which can be difficult to manage while balancing a job. Ruiz states “to balance work and family, I always make sure to keep work at work and home at home.”

Hobbies of Mr. Ruiz include traveling, sports of all kinds, and fishing. His biggest pet peeve would be anyone with a negative attitude or morals. A surprising fact about Mr. Ruiz he has worked as a medical translator in the medical field.

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