• My name is Dan Ruiz and I am very excited to be your child’s teacher at Ponder Elementary. This is my 19th year teaching at Ponder Elementary and I have a passion for helping students thrive during the learning process. I began teaching at Ponder Elementary in 4th grade for 7 years and the rest of my time in 5th grade Math. I've coached UIL Number Sense for 17 years and also have coached TMSCA Number Sense for several years.
    My wife Sarah and I have two kids, Eva and Alex who are 8 and 6 years old. Outside of our professions most of our time is spent with these two awesome kiddos! 

    We are both graduates of The University of North Texas! 
    Your child’s education is one of the most valuable opportunities they will have for their future success. I am excited about being part of their learning every day!
    Feel free to contact me anytime by phone at (940) 479-8432, Seesaw or you can email me at druiz@ponderisd.net .
    5th Grade Math Teacher

    - Dan Ruiz

     Mr. Ruiz