Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Allied Health Science M.A. Counseling Ed.D. Educational Leadership
Dr. Miriam Ruiz
Greetings Haggard students and families!
My name is Dr. Miriam Ruiz and I am thrilled to be your child's Counselor! I have been an educator for 26 years in many different capacities, from levels K-12, and at the university/college level. I have studied in several countries and attended university in the U.S. and England. I have taught Spanish, Coached Varsity Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field, taught swimming and gymnastics, and have worked in Special Education, Counseling, and School Administration. One of the greatest incentives to remain in education is that educators have an impact on the leaders of tomorrow.
I am extremely excited to be a counselor for such a wonderful group of students. As an avid traveler, I am hopeful that I can convey to my students the beauty of travel, the advantages of learning additional languages, and about new cultures around the world. I am fluent at the native level in Spanish, French, and English.
I was born in the United States and raised mostly in Mexico, Florida, and Texas, and have lived in the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., and Asia. My love of the arts, academics, languages, culture, and sport motivated me to become an educator. During my leisure time, I enjoy playing tennis, golf, Alpine skiing, soccer,volleyball, swimming, dancing, listening to music, cooking/baking, reading, home improvement projects, and spending time with friends and my beautiful daughter--who is also a PISD student!
Super cheers to an amazing school year!
Miriam Ruiz, Ed.D.
6th Grade Counselor
Haggard Middle School