Abi Ruiz is a fourth grade teacher at Dover Shores Elementary. She has been a teacher for five years. Abi earned a Master’s degree in K – 8 Mathematics and Science Education from the University of Central Florida through a scholarship provided by Lockheed Martin. Abi takes pride in initiating an educator book club focusing on equitable teaching practices and mentoring first year teachers and senior interns from Central Florida universities. What Abi finds most exciting about being a Noyce Fellow is the opportunity to work with this cohort, and partners like the National Science Foundation, OCPS, and City Year and bring innovative mathematics education to OCPS classrooms.

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