Phone: 763-250-1096


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Indiana University Masters of Science, Microbiology, Clemson University Doctorate, Educational Leadership Argosy University

Dr. Karen Ruth-Jarmon


I am Dr. Karen Ruth-Jarmon eighth grade Earth Science teacher. This is my second year at Farnsworth Aerospace Upper and I am happy to be here because the staff is kind and supportive and science is important at Farnsworth. I began my career in the Corporate sector working for animal health and medical device companies. After receiving my doctorate in Educational Leadership, I began my teaching career in North Minneapolis. Tennis is one of my favorite sports and I used to play when I was in college.  I have loved science all of my life and I enjoy sharing that love with middle school students. Over my six year teaching career, I have had the opportunity to work with scholars from diverse backgrounds. I have learned far more than I have given thanks to these interactions. Teaching is the most challenging work that I have ever done and I am grateful to have the opportunity to teach your children. My HELP! hours are M-F from 2:30-4:00pm. I will also be available from 11:00-12:00pm on Friday's for those who need additional help or who have questions. My Google Meet code is: ScienceRulesOfficeHours. I will post new content on Mondays and Wednesdays. We will have Foundations everyday virtually until we can safely be together again!