Kindergarten teacher and current Vice-Principal Mrs. Geninne Ruegg has come full circle. This class of 1991 SV alum first began her teaching career at SV as the kindergarten teacher. Over the years, she has taught the 5th grade, worked in the resource center, and also split class before finally returning to her Kindergarten roots last year. She is currently in her 15th year of teaching.
Mrs. Ruegg has always had a love for teaching and knew at an early age she was going to be a teacher. In fact, when she was younger, former SV principal Dr. Ray
John helped her decide on her career path. She received her BA from Holy Names in Oakland, and her credentials and masters in teaching at Notre Dame. Another former SV principal, Joan Coleman, gave her her first job at SV!
As the Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Ruegg loves watching the students grow as they learn how to read. She loves meeting the new families and siblings, and the new challenges each year brings keep the job fresh and exciting.
Other highlights include seeing her very first class graduate from eighth grade, and attending SV festivals, as a student, teacher, and a parent! She fondly remembers attending the festivals in Falcon Hall, the festival dinners held in the classrooms, and the dunk tanks where one could dunk their teacher.
In her spare time, Mrs. Ruegg likes to read and spend time with her children and husband Rich. Daughter Emily is in the 5th grade at SV, and twins Jack and Katie are in 3rd grade. They enjoy watching and playing sports – Mrs. Ruegg also coaches 5th grade volleyball!
Mrs. Ruegg says that at SV, kids learn respect and love for family and friends. She hopes that at school, what the kids learn mirrors what they learn at home. They know that they are part of a larger community that will always be there for them.