2021 Teacher of the Year

2021 Teacher of the Year
Posted on 09/13/2021

Congratulations to our SMS 2021 Teacher of the Year
Ms. Radiance Ruffin


Mrs. Radiance Ruffin is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in early childhood education from Clark Atlanta University, she decided to make Georgia her new home. 


She has been a part of the Douglas County learning community since 2007. During which she obtained a master's degree in reading curriculum and instruction, a Gifted Education and Teacher Leader endorsement, and became certified to teach physical education and middle grades reading.


She has served as a 2nd grade, 5th grade, physical education, and 7th-grade teacher. Mrs. Ruffin has had the privilege to serve as grade level chairperson and coach both basketball and track. While teaching elementary school, she started a step team for 4th and 5th graders.


Mrs. Ruffin, her husband Anthony, and her son Amir reside in the Douglas County community. Together they enjoy playing board games, trying new restaurants, bowling, and karaoke.

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