This is my 28th year to teach children. I am married to Ronnie Ruff. We have a daughter, Kellie, and a son, Kendall. Kellie is on her own living in Little Rock , and Kendall is a sophomore at the University of Arkansas. My first six years of teaching were in Vilonia, AR. We decided to move "back home" to Bergman, where I accepted a position in third grade. I taught third grade for 12 years before moving to first, where I have been the last nine years.