Language Arts Teacher


Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade


Middle School Science and Life Skills

Other Roles/Responsibilities:

About Colleen Ruyter

I graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Information Systems and a Masters Degree in Accounting. Upon graduation, I moved to Arizona to start my career as an Accounting and Tax professional. After 20 successful years in the corporate sector, I decided to make a change and take a new direction in education. I believe teachers can have a positive influence on our children. I am excited to join Foothills Academy this year as the middle school science and life skills teacher and am looking forward to an amazing year!

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Work Experience
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Certified Public Accountant in Arizona

The best thing about teaching: 

Some of my favorite things:

  • Color: Green
  • Food: Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pizza
  • Book: Pillars of the Earth
  • Subject: Math and Family Science
  • Hobby: Cooking, Sewing and Reading
  • Sports Team: Tennis

If I wasn’t a teacher, I would be:

Why did you choose to become a teacher?

AccomplishmentsI’m a mother to four awesome children, two of which have attended or are attending Foothills Academy.