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Welcome to our new 2022-2023 Elementary Principal, Ruby Dean

Posted Date: 05/23/2022

Welcome to our new 2022-2023 Elementary Principal, Ruby Dean


A message from our new elementary principal…

It is my pleasure to serve you as principal this next year!   This is my twenty-fifth year in the education field.  Prior to becoming principal, I have had many leadership experiences including leader of the 4th-5th PLC team, mentor teacher, and yearbook director.  Even with these amazing experiences, I will always be a teacher at heart. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Early Childhood grades PK-8 from Arkansas Tech University, a Master’s of Education from Northeastern State University, a Certificate of Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership from Arkansas Tech University, and am currently working on my Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Arkansas Tech University.  By pursuing lifelong learning, I intend to be an example to students and teachers that we should never stop learning.  

I have been married to my husband, Rodney, for 32 years, and we are blessed with three awesome adult children, Miranda, Dakota, and Remington.  I have the same expectations for them as I do your children, who I love as if they are my own. I want to see them excel and become productive human beings, who have ample opportunity to become whatever they want to be when they grow up.   

It is my privilege to lead Mineral Springs Elementary and the many talented teachers and students here! My goal is to continue to provide a supportive climate and culture at Mineral Springs that is conducive to teaching and learning. By doing so, each individual student and teacher can experience growth to their highest potential. I look forward to interacting with all stakeholders in our school community this year! 

Ruby Dean