Phone: 651-744-2202


Degrees and Certifications:

Biology, B.S., Alabama State University Curriculum & Instruction, M.A., University of Detroit Mercy Middle School Science Licensure (6-8)

Mrs. Carly Ruff

Aaniin AIMS Students,

I am honored to be your science teacher this year.  To start, let me tell you about me. 

Born and raised in the "Motor-City" Detriot, Mi, I started my journey into adulthood at the renowned Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Alabama State University (ASU). At ASU, I participated as a member of the Alabama State Mighty Marching Hornets and I developed my strongest personality traits of having grit and determination.   I received a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Biology from Alabama State University and a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Detroit Mercy.   I have worked in the field of education for 13 years and teaching science to middle school students is my specialty. 

I am currently a proud wife and mother of 4 children. However, every school year I "somehow" gain an additional number of children on my care list from my classroom. In my spare time, I love to learn to bake and cook new meals for my family.  

Whether distance learning or in-person, my class will be a safe space for learning, risk-taking, critical thinking, and fun!   This school year, I plan to learn about you as an individual and ignite your interest in science.  My expectation is that you show up, believe in yourself, and don't give up.  

Remember to check your school email, student portal, and Schoology Monday through Friday (attendance, updates, and lessons).  Feel free to email me with any questions, comments, or concerns.   


Carly Ruff

“I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world.” -Michelle Obama