Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
Mrs. Cindy Ruess has been teaching at Hillside Christian School for more than 20 years. She has an elementary teaching degree from the University of Iowa. Mrs. Ruess sees the unique setting at Hillside, including the multi-level classroom, as an optimal place for academic learning as well as the development of the whole child. She continues to be amazed at the way children respond in this environment. Teaching at Hillside is the fulfillment of her life-long desire educate young children.
Mrs. Ruess, with her husband Dan and their four children, served two years at a Christian camp in Northern Wisconsin. Upon returning to their home in West Liberty, they were among a small group of Christians that began West Liberty Christian Fellowship, where they continue to play an active part in the ministry. Mrs. Ruess enjoys gardening, playing with her grandchildren, traveling with her husband, and reading when she can catch a few extra minutes.