• Greetings to all of my wonderful students,


    I hope that you are and your families are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time in the world. I wanted to first welcome you to my teacher website. I have created this to guide you through your assignments for the next 2 weeks. I first want to take a moment to introduce myself so that your families have my background information and can see a little more about about me.

    I graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology and Special Education from Old Dominion University, in August 2008. I am finishing up my final graduate coursework in a Master's of Education program through Old Dominion University, this semester. I am also working on obtaining my Reading Endorsement certification for the state of Florida. I lived in Virginia for 33 years and absolutely loved it, especially with living just 20 minutes away from the oceanfront. I worked for Chesapeake Public Schools for a total of 7 years at the elementary, middle and high school levels. My favorite experience working for Chesapeake Public Schools was working with children that were hard of hearing, deaf and who had speech disorders. I enjoy helping others, especially in the aspect of language and reading. I moved to Florida in June of 2019 and this is my first year working for Marion County Public Schools as an Intensive Reading Teacher. I love my students - their success is my number one priority. I enjoy going for bike rides, long walks in the park and exploring different parts of Florida- especially the beaches. I enjoy spending time with my parents and two dogs, Cookie and Coco. 

    I know that this is quite a change having to keep up with online learning and assignments; however, we will get through this together. We are in this together and if I can be of assistance, please feel free to e-mail me at lauren.ruszala@marion.k12.fl.us. My hours of availability are 9:20am- 3:40pm. 

    Each school day (Monday through Friday), I would like for my students to log-in to System 44 from their desktop online. The goal is to spend 20 minutes each day in this program. I would prefer that you focus on the System 44 portion of this website while you are in it. The next assignment for you is to spend 20 minutes each school day reading a book of your choice. It can be in the System 44 program, or perhaps a book that you have with you. 

    I miss all of you. Please stay safe and healthy. 


    ~Ms. Ruszala

    Ms. Ruszala