Ruth Allwardt


Job Title: 

Literacy Specialist


Ruth Allwardt



I am very excited to be the literacy specialist for grades 4 and 5 at Lincoln this year! Last year was my first year at Lincoln after serving as the literacy specialist at Twin Ridge ES in Mt. Airy for the previous 10 years. Prior to that, I was a reading interventionist and literacy coordinator at Parkway ES. I was a classroom teacher in grades 3, 4, and 5 in Iowa before moving to Maryland 15 years ago.

I am married to Ted, who is deputy chief technology officer for a railway electronics company. We have two adult sons. Ben is an environmental specialist in Baltimore, and Josh is currently in his third year of medical school in Omaha, NE. Now that our children are grown, we enjoy more time for traveling and hiking. Not surprisingly, I also love to read!

I can’t wait to see how the students at Lincoln grow in their literacy this year! I look forward to working with my new Panther community.