Roberta Ruud

Fine Arts Teacher

Began at Teachwell:


Why did you choose this field? 

I love art and I find it rewarding to help others learn more about art and push their natural talents further. Add the environment of McCrossan Boys Ranch to this and it is great getting to know the students better than I would know them in a public school setting. I am also providing a positive outlet for them when they come into the art room.

What or who most inspires you?

 Driven, positive people 

What keeps you motivated?

 Creating new art and seeing my students be successful with their own art.

How do you hope to make a difference?

I hope to be a positive role model for the students by treating them with respect and helping them understand the rewards of hard work and a job well done.

What was your favorite subject in school?


What is your background experience – degrees, experience, skills?

I have a BA in studio art and a degree in art education.  

What quirky thing are you known for around the office?

I wear my winter coat until about 1pm in the afternoon.