Our Great Oak

Phone: 951-294-6450 ext. 3504


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Earth Science from Michigan State M.S. Educational Leadership from National University State of CA K-12 Multisubject Credential State of CA Secondary Single Subject Earth Science

Mrs. Carrie Burdick-Rutz

My teaching philosophy is everyone has strengths and weaknesses in education. We need to use the strengths to lift up the weaknesses. Students learn best in an environment where they feel safe to take educational risks, ask questions, feel appreciated. When these come together we get amazing results in student growth.  Use this class and the time year to make yourself better.  It will take practice and study time at home.  About 20 minutes 4 nights a week is common.  The work is ususlly book work; reading and notes, memorizing, or finishing lab conclusions.

I was born in Tucson, Arizona, graduated East Lansing High School in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Earth Science, which is my favorite thing to teach students.  At MSU I met and married Jerry Burdick-Rutz, who is our band director at GOHS.  I finished my teaching credential at University of New Mexico in 1996. I've taught 5th grade in Belen, New Mexico, middle school at Margarita Middle School in Temecula, high school at CHS but love being part of the Wolfpack best of all.

We have three kids(grown adults); Ben, John and Jane, who I am amazed with everyday and they teach me how to be a better mom and teacher. 

I also coordinating the school Garden and always need volunteers and garden enthusiasts! I am also an assistant tennis coach which has been fun release.

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