Hello My name is Mrs. Rudd and I teach in the 3rd grade. I have been teaching for 31 years and I love being at Porta Central. The students here are so eager to learn and easy to work with each day. I have lived in Petersburg since 1993, and all of my children graduated from the Porta Schools.
A fun fact is that all 3 of my children are now adults, but they are all teachers. My husband and I spend time with them and our grandson whenever we can. My oldest daughter also teaches 3rd grade, my son teaches 4th grade and his wife teaches 6th grade, my youngest daughter teaches high school english in New York.
I am called a resource teacher which means that I help students who need to learn in a different way from their other classmates. Sometimes that is in reading, math or helping students get organized. I am also lucky enough to have Ms. Bottom who helps in my room, and she also goes into 3rd grade classrooms to help students.