Hannah Ruff grew up in Quispamsis, New Brunswick and moved to Fredericton in 2012 to start her undergrad at UNB. She completed her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English and History and was eager to keep going. The following year she attended STU and completed her BEd with a focus in Elementary education. It was during this time she was introduced to the Montessori method in her Alternative Pedagogies course and fell in the love with the idea.
After graduation Hannah worked as a substitute teacher for the Anglophone West School District. While teaching, she was able to meet incredible educators and students in the Fredericton area.
During her undergrad Hannah worked as a camp director for Hammond River Survival Camp. Each summer she would spend her time running educational day camps that focused on basic survival skills that help elementary/middle school kids reconnect with nature. Now as Executive Director she is still a part of camp just running everything that goes on behind the scenes.
Hannah joined Fredericton Montessori Academy in September 2019 as the after-school coordinator and educator. She currently works as a classroom assistant with our Upper Elementary class. She is passionate about the outdoors and loves to see children outside in the fresh air; learning through hands on experience. In the future Hannah’s hopes to obtain her Forest Practitioner Degree and use her skills gained with the students at FMA.
In her free time, she spends most of her days with her partner Daniel and their two cats Anthony and Nascat. She enjoys yoga, hiking and reading.