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consultant , Secondary school educator

Gail Planje Ruga, American secondary school educator, consultant. Certified elementary teacher Missouri, 1969, secondary teacher Missouri, 1970, middle level teacher Missouri, 2000. Named to Hall of Fame, Dogwood Trails Girl Scout Council, 1994; recipient Lucy Wise award, 1997, Promise and Law award, 1990.

Background

Ruga, Gail Planje was born on July 22, 1948 in St. Louis. Daughter of George Planje, Junior and Leola (Schmidt) Planje.

Education

Bachelor, Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, 1970. Master of Science in Geosci., Miss.State University, 2000. Postgraduate studies, Webster University of Missouri, Columbia, 1970—1997.

Career

Teacher Kirkwood (Missouri) R-7 School District, 1970—1972. Office manager Grandstaff Roofing, Manhattan, Kansas, 1973—1975. Managing partner Spring Creek Farms, Salem, Missouri, 1975—1983.

Elementary teacher Bunker School Systems, Bunker, 1978—1979. Sales director Mary Kay Cosmetics, Rolla, 1980—1983. Office manager Anderson Engineering, 1982—1983.

Major product coordinator James Clinic, Inc, St. James, Missouri, 1983—1985. Provider liason CarePlus of Missouri, Rolla, 1985—1986. Director marketing CarePlus of Missouri, 1986—1988.

Middle school science teacher Crawford County R-2 Schools, Cuba, Missouri, 1988—2000. Wokshop leader SuccessLink of Missouri, Jefferson City, 1994—2002. Cadre leader University Missouri, Columbia, 1997—2001.

Consultant science education Science Attack, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2001—2002.

Achievements

  • Certified elementary teacher Missouri, 1969, secondary teacher Missouri, 1970, middle level teacher Missouri, 2000.

Membership

Leader, trainer Girl Scouts of America, Dogwood Trails Council, Missouri, 1966—2002. Member of American Association of University Women, National Middle Level Science Teachers Association, Science Teachers of Missouri, National Science Teachers of American, Phelps County Panhellenic Association (president 1985-1986), Phi Delta Kappa.

Connections

Married Kurt Edward Ruga. Children: Christopher, Janel Ruga Embrey.

father:
George Planje Planje

mother:
Leola (Schmidt) Planje

spouse:
Kurt Edward Ruga

children:
Christopher Ruga

Janel Ruga Embrey Ruga