Katie Ruiz received a Bachelor of Education from the University of Plymouth (UK) in 2011. Her international teaching career began when she moved from England to Doha, Qatar to teach 2nd grade in a British international school for two years. She then moved to Seoul, South Korea, to become a 1st grade PYP teacher in another private international school. Her most recent teaching experience, prior to St Andrew’s, was teaching 3rd grade at a flagship British international school in Houston, Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, hiking, kayaking, and crafting.