Ms. Lauren Ruszala



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Ms. Lauren Ruszala

Greetings to all of my learners,


I hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times in the world. Welcome to my teacher website! The focus for Intensive Reading (whether you are enrolled in System 44 or Read 180) is to improve our skills and confidence in the areas of phonics, fluency and reading comprehension. I will always do my very best to help you achieve your goals and success in reading. 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 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 just recently completed a Master's degree program in Special Education from Old Dominion University. 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 second 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 virtual 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 My hours of availability are 9:20am- 3:40pm.  

 We will be using Microsoft Teams if you are taking classes virtually. I look forward to a wonderful school year!

~Ms. Lauren Ruszala, M.S. Ed.

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