Hello! My name is Mrs. Katie Ruzich, and I am a reading specialist at Oak Ridge School. I happily joined the North Palos School District 117 family in 2004, and have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with may students to improve their reading skills. I am dedicated to helping each child grow and reach any goal they are inspired to reach.
Throughout my education, I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education with Special Education approval from Illinois State University. In addition, I also have a Master's degree in Reading from Olivet Nazarene University. It is a privilege and honor to be involved in the teaching and learning of District 117 as we continue to strive to be the best that we can be.
In addition to my work, I am married to my husband, Mike, and I am a proud mother to my twin daughters, Colleen and Julie. My family also has a yellow lab, Lucy. Bedtime books are a favorite in our home! In my free time, I also enjoy being a part of a book club with friends which offers me the opportunity to explore books from all genres. As a reader and educator, I hope to instill the love of reading into the students I teach.
Feel free to email or call with any questions, comments, or feedback.
Here's to a great school year!