All (or maybe just a little bit) About Me

    Frequently Asked Questions (We will be making one of these later this year)
    Where I'm From: 
    Here.  I grew up in East Stroudsburg.  I lived and worked for many years in Stroud Township.  I used to work at Pocono Mountain West.  Now I live in Mountinhome (PME) and work here.  So, I really am from here, Monroe County, the Poconos.
    What I'm Allowed to Teach:
    Earth and Space Science
    Environmental Science
    General Science
    What I Like to Teach:
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving
    Character Education
    And occasionally, Science
    What I Like to Do:
    Swim, Fish, Sail, Kayak, Snorkel, Camp, Hike (especially to waterfalls), Bicycle, Drink Mountain Dew and Coffee, etc.  If it involves an ocean, lake, or river, count me in.  The pictures to the right were taken at a local waterfall - I got the snake and my friend caught the fish!!  Cools pics.
    What's Important to Me:
    My Children, My Friends, My Students, My Education, usually in that order
    Trust Me
    Professional Stuff, Education, and Job History
    Ruschman, Ross. 2012.  Where Does All The Water Go? STEM Preparation for Secondary Career and Technical School Programs. 2012 STEM Forum and Expo, Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Ruschman, Ross. 2008. Tips for the Traveling Teacher. The Science Teacher 75(6):51-53
    Administrative Certification (not completed), University Scranton
    Teacher Certification, ESU 2005
    M.S. Biology, ESU, 1995
    B.S. Environmental Studies, 1993
    Professional Experience
    Science Teacher, Monroe Career & Technical Institute, 2011 - Present
    Adjunct Biology Professor, Northampton Community College, 2013 - Present
    Science Teacher, Pocono Mountain West Junior High school, 2006 - 2011
    Science Teacher, Carbon Career & Technical Institute, 2005 - 2006
    Community Planner, Stroud Township, 1999 - 2005
    Environmental Planner, Menlo Engineering, 1997 - 1999
    Environmental Scientist, Yannacone Engineering, 1997
    Environmental Scientist, Niclaus Engineering/Elam Associates, 1995 - 1997