Phone: 210-356-2900


Degrees and Certifications:

Art - K-12 Generalist - EC-6 Generalist - 4-8 Special Education EC-12 ESL - EC-12

Mrs. Dorina (Dede) G. Ruiz

I am a native San Antonian who was educated in the NEISD.  I graduated from Churchill High School in ‘86.  I attended college at UTSA and graduated with a Bachelor's in Interior Design.  My post-college work career included time with a local architectural firm and owning a teacher supply store.  My past work experience plus raising four children inspired my interest in pursuing a teaching career.  My first assignment was teaching at a charter school in San Antonio.  From there, I accepted an opportunity in the Comal ISD at Spring Branch Middle School where my children attended. I returned to NEISD, this time in a teaching role in 2018. 

My love of art dates back to grade school trips to local museums.   As a result, I remember spending time outdoors with pencil and paper trying to draw my surroundings. Upon further exploration, I uncovered the world of oil pastels, acrylic, the art of sculpting, and various other media.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my love of art with inspiring young minds. 

I will be available for morning tutoring on Tuesday and Thursday from 7:50-8:20. Please contact me by email for specific times that your student may need:

Thank you for all your support. I am looking forward to an exciting year with your children!


  • Mrs. Ruiz's Class Schedule:


    1st Period - 8:20-9:10 - Art 1

    2nd Period - 9:14-10:12 -  Art 1

    3rd Period - 10:16 - 11:01 - Art 1

    11:05 - 11:35 am -Lunch

    4th Period - 11:39 - 12:24  Conference Period

    5th Period - 12:28 - 1:13 - Art 1

    6th Period - 1:17 - 2:02 - W.I.N. - What I Need  

    7th Period - 2:06 - 2:51 - Art 1

    8th Period - 2:55 - 3:40 - Art 1


    Tuesday and Thursday:

    7:45 - 8:25 -  Tuesday and Thursday AM Tutoring


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