Codie Ruff

Codie Ruff 

Gallman Elementary

Hometown: Newberry 

High School: Newberry High

Favorite Teacher: I had a lot of favorites. However, if I had to choose one it would be Barbara Kyzer.  Geometry was one of my favorite math classes. She made, even the most difficult days, fun. Her love for math was contagious. Even to this day, I love math, especially Geometry.

Biggest Challenge in Teaching: The biggest challenge in the past few years is doing everything we possibly can to give our children a fair chance. These children have missed out on so much and they deserve the best education possible. Going that extra mile isn't an option! We have to; our children are worth it!

Most Rewarding Aspect of Teaching: The most rewarding thing to me about teaching is building positive relationships with children and watching them grow into productive thinkers.

Favorite Book: “The Notebook” by Nicholas Sparks