Dr. Karen Ruth-Jarmon



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Dr. Karen Ruth-Jarmon


I am Dr. Karen Ruth-Jarmon eighth grade Earth Science teacher. This is my first year at Farnsworth Upper and I am happy to be here. I began my career in the Corporate sector working for animal health and medical device companies. I held several managerial positions at Medtronic prior to leaving to pursue a career in education. I worked in Community Engagement while attending school. After receiving my doctorate in Educational Leadership, I began my teaching career in North Minneapolis. I also have a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Indiana University and a Master's degree in Microbiology from Clemson University. I have loved science all of my life and I enjoy sharing that love with middle school students. Over my five 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. Should you ever need to contact me, I can be reached at karen.ruth-jarmon@spps.org or 651-293-4881.