Meet the Teacher Librarian

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    2020-2021 begins my 30th year as a educator.  I am a product of the District, and am proud to have spent my entire career educating the students in this community. I've taught elementary school, middle school ELA, science, remedial reading. I spent four years as a middle school librarian. This will be my fourth year as the teacher-librarian at Woodside. My son will be a sixth grader at Evergreen Middle School this fall.


    Montana State University              Library Media Certification     2017
    City University                             Master of Education              1995
    Western Washington University     Bachelor of Arts                    1990
    Edmonds Community College        Associate Degree                  1986
    Cascade High School                    Diploma                               1984
    Candy               Swedish Fish
    Drink                Fountain Diet Pepsi with crushed ice or black coffee
    Movie               Grease - I can sing just about every word
    Book                Many! Some favorites: To Kill a Mockingbird, Charlotte's Web, Pippi Longstocking, all the Little House books. I am NOT a fan of comics or graphic novels. 
    Color                Pink
    Ice Cream flavor   Bubblegum
    Food                Sushi and hard shell tacos
    Place               Hawaii or my bed
    Music              1980's hair bands. I am a product of the 80's
    In my spare time I enjoy reading, making things, and watching tv. I have two dogs who love to escape the fence and I spend quite a significant chunk of my time making sure they are in the yard and not roaming the neighborhood. I also am a proud adoptive mom!!! 
    Amy Ruotsala
    new phone number coming in August 2020