On this page you will learn a little bit about me, Mrs. Lezama Ruiz. Being bilingual is an honor for me and I hope to transmit this same feeling to your families. I am the youngest of five children. I have been married for twelve years, we have two girls, and a dog. My oldest daughter, Valeria, is 8 years old and the youngest, Vanessa, is 5 years old. Our puppy's name is Kenai. I travel with my family to visit our family in Guanajuato (Mexico) almost every year. I want my daughters to learn and experince the culture first hand. This summer we had the pleasure of enjoying a beautiful vacation at the beach in Ixtapa and in San Miguel de Allende with Mrs. Zuercher, my colleague/partner dual language kindergarten teacher, and her grandson Anthony. I completed my elementary and high school studies in the bilingual (one-way) program of Milwaukee Public Schools. I received my bachelor's degree in Criminology and Law Studies and Spanish Literature from Marquette University. Later I obtained my teaching license through the MTEC program and my Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I began my career as a teacher at Lincoln Avenue in Milwaukee. There I had the fortune of teaching Bilingual K4, Bilingual K5, and was also the Math teacher leader. All these were great experiences but my favorite grade level has always been K5. Now, this will be my seventh year teaching K5 in the Dual Language Program at Banting. All together I have 15 years teaching experience. I hope that your experiences with the staff, students and families are as extraordinary as mine have been!