Welcome to Ms. Rutledge's teachers page!
I am very excited to begin my second year teaching at James Hart Middle School. James Hart, along with all of Homewood School District 153, is near and dear to my heart. I grew up in Homewood, attended Willow and James Hart, and now I am raising my two sons here.
I graduated from Illinois State University (Go Red Birds!) in 2011 with a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science, and minors in History and Sociology. After graduating I worked on a couple of political campaigns, which did not satisfy my desire to make a difference for the greater good.
Eastern Illinois University (Go Panthers!) was my next stop, where I received my Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate. I student taught at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights. After covering a couple of long-term sub positions here at Hart and a year as a PE teacher, I am thrilled to have my own classroom at James Hart Middle School.