About the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
I received my Bachelor's Degree from Mobile College in 1984. I was trained as a Reading Recovery teacher in 1998. Reading Recovery is a highly effective reading intervention program that teaches students to use a variety of reading strategies. The program itself is no longer used in St. Clair County, but, by applying the stragies used in that program, I have been able to develop a highly effective reading intervention program here at OIS.
My name is Ruth Roberts and I live here in Odenville with my husband, Ken Roberts and our two dogs, Charlie and Greta. We are also currently caring for my elderly mother. Our children are both grown. Eric is married to Alyssa, who is a teacher in Birmingham. Eric works at the Shipt headquarters in Birmingham.He is also in the National Guard. Allison graduated from SCCHS in 2011 and Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 2015. She entered pharmacy school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis last fall and will graduate in the spring of 2020.
I love to read and to help students to love reading as they improve their reading skills. I have been here at Odenville Intermediate since 2007 and love my job here! It is very rewarding to be able to help students to be better readers and therefore able to do better in all of their subjects. I love teaching reading so much that I also tutor after school and during the summers.
I have been here at Odenville Intermediate since 2007. I taught first grade and Reading Recovery in Birmingham for 17 years and kindergarten in Texas and Arizona before that.