• My name is Dan Ruiz and I am very excited to be your child’s teacher at Ponder Elementary. This is my 17th year teaching at Ponder Elementary and I have a passion helping students thrive during the learning process. I have taught 7 years at the 4th grade level and the last 9 years I've taught 5th grade Math. I've coached UIL Number Sense for 16 year and also have coached TMSCA Number Sense for several years. 
    I am a graduate of The University of North Texas...   GO MEAN GREEN!!! 
    I believe that your child’s education is the most valuable opportunity they will have for their future success. I am excited for the experiences your child and I will have this school year! We are going to have a lot of fun exploring new concepts and solidifying ones we have learned about in the past.
    Feel free to contact me anytime by phone at (940) 479-8432 or you can email me at druiz@ponderisd.net .
    5th Grade Team Lead
    5th Grade Math Teacher
    UIL Number Sense Coach
    TMSCA Number Sense Coach

    - Dan Ruiz

     Mr. Ruiz