Shannon Ruiz lives in Casper, Wyoming where he works as a Spanish teacher at CY Middle School. He is a workshop presenter and keynote speaker for conferences and professional development around the nation.  Shannon is the 2014 Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT) Teacher of the Year as well as the 2023 Wyoming Association of Language Teachers (WALT) Teacher of the Year.

For ten years, he worked at Dunstan Middle School where he served Jefferson County School District (Colorado) with curriculum, diversity, and assessment projects.

Shannon has been an advocate for collaboration among world language teachers by regularly presenting his ideas at state, regional, and national conferences. He has received “Best of Colorado” awards for his presentation on using games as assessment (all of those games can be found on this web site for free) and his presentation on techniques for student engagement, for which he also received “Best of Wyoming” honors. He has been recognized by his students, parents, and peers for his innovative ideas and engaging instruction.   Shannon graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Spanish and completed a Master’s degree in Education at the University of Phoenix.

If you are interested in having Shannon come speak to your organization, district, or school, go to the CONTACT page to email him.

You can also follow him on X (Twitter) @ShannonRRuiz and on YouTube @TheWeeklyStaffMeeting.