Hawker Brownlow Education


Ruth Ayres


As a full time writing coach for Wawasee School District in northern
Indiana, Ruth spends her days helping students find meaning in their
stories, and encouraging teachers to reflect and refine the art of
teaching. "I love documenting ordinary stories from everyday life," Ruth

Ruth earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana
University. She has taught seventh grade language arts in Wawasee Middle
School for four years. She is currently the district's writing coach.

Ruth says that she wanted to become a teacher because she wanted to
have a positive impact on the lives of middle schoolers. "I like helping
students see the power of their everyday stories and to learn how their
words can make the world a better place. I consider myself among the
most fortunate because I spend my days with children and adolescents,
teaching them how to make sense of the world through reading and to
impact the world with their voice through writing."