Stefanie Rugaard 4th Grade Teacher
Joined the SMES team in 2011.
Education: Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Elementary Education at Louisiana State University
A note from Mrs. Rugaard: In October of 2010, I moved away from my family in Texas to Oklahoma for my husband’s job. I knew I wanted to continue my teaching career, but I just needed to find the right place. After teaching at public school for a while, I found what I was missing in Oklahoma when I became the 4th grade teacher at St. Mary’s Episcopal...my OK family- “My St. Mary’s Family!”
Favorite school memory: I don’t ever remember a time when I didn’t want to be a teacher. My unforgettable memories from elementary school were Friday afternoons after lunch. Every Friday, the school would have “Snow Cone/ Candy Day” where you could buy the snacks outside at recess to raise money. My mom and grandmothers would volunteer to help out each Friday during that time. Needless to say that there wasn’t a Friday where I didn’t get filled up with sweets considering both grandmas were there. Who wouldn’t want to be a teacher when you got to have Snow Cone Fridays?
Hobbies and Interests: Outdoor activities (at the lake, pool, golf course); Traveling with my family; Swimming: Watching LSU football; and Camp Gladiator with Mrs. Housley and Mrs. Freedman!
While attending LSU, Mrs. Rugaard was an honor students and collegiate athlete. She was a member of the LSU swimming and diving team, serving as team captain her senior year. In her spare time, Mrs. Rugaard coaches for the Extreme Aquatic Team in Edmond.
Email Ms. Rugaard at firstname.lastname@example.org