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About Teacher

Phone: 210-356-1400


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History - Trinity University M.A. Teaching - Trinity University

Ms. Samantha Ruiz

I graduated from Lee High School in 2009 and attended Trinity University for the next five years, with a major in History and a minor in Ancient Mediterranean Studies.  I earned my Bachelor of Arts in History in 2013 and my Master of Arts in Teaching in 2014.  My first year teaching was at a local charter school and the following year I began my first year at Madison High School. 

This will officially be my eighth year at James Madison in High School where I will be teaching U.S. History and Government. I look forward to starting the 2022-2023 school year and meeting all of my new students.  I hope that through their time in my class, they can all learn to appreciate what makes our history so awesome, how the past continues to inform and impact our present, and how our shared history helps define who we are as American citizens.

Class Schedule

  • 1st Period - Conference
    2nd Period - Government
    3rd Period - Government
    4th Period - Lunch
    5th Period - Government

    6th Period - U.S. History
    7th Period - U.S. History
    8th Period - U.S. History

    Tutoring Times: 

    Tuesday:  8:15 - 8:45

    Wednesday: 4:20-4:45

    (Or by appointment)

    Library Tutoring Times: 4:15 - 6:00