TIS is happy to welcome Allegra Ruggles, our new English Specialist. Here is a note from Allegra:
I was born in Hollywood, Florida and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I
have lived in the Portland area for 16 years. I have a Bachelor of
Arts degree in English and American Literature from Brandeis
University and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from
Teachers College, Columbia University.
I have been a classroom teacher for sixteen years, teaching second,
third and fourth grades. In my free time I enjoy baking, dancing,
going for walks around my neighborhood and collecting quotations. I am
looking forward to working at TIS because it is a world class teaching
institution whose values mirror my own values as an educator. I have
always been fascinated by other cultures, and I look forward to
learning more about the cultures represented at TIS. Diversity is
important to me, and I firmly believe in the value of learning about
other cultures through immersion. I look forward to teaching English
at TIS and being part of such a rich community!