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Rudy Ruiz

Partner

Biography

Rudy Ruiz has a steadfast commitment to improving middle and high schools and first-hand experience creating, coordinating, and supporting students along multiple college and career pathways, including career and technical education, gifted and talented education, community-based college access centers, service learning, GEAR UP, and student internship programs.

Beginning his career as an award-winning math and computer science teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools, Rudy went on to lead the district’s college and career readiness department. He was later recruited to a similar role in Baltimore City Public Schools, where he helped to increase the number of students going to college.

Most recently, Rudy has served as the Chief Education Officer of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education where he was responsible for planning and directing external partnership activities for 19 Maryland school districts as well as local, state, and federal partners and foundations and associations. With the National College Access Network, he has also served as an advisor to school district leaders as part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded ‘To and Through’ college access grant program.

A Stanford University graduate, Rudy is currently working toward an EdD in entrepreneurial leadership at Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

Expertise

  • Collective impact leadership and coordination
  • College and career readiness pathways
  • Student and teacher engagement

Education

  • Principal and Director of Instruction Licensure through the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • MEd in Instructional Technology from Cardinal Stritch University
  • Teacher Licensure through WI CESA #1 and Marquette University
  • BA in Linguistics from Stanford University

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