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Bachelor's Degree, Elementary Education, Troy University Master's Degree, Special Education, Alabama A&M University

Mrs. Jill Rutledge

I am Jill Rutledge and I will be your child’s teacher this year at BMS. I attended high school at Grissom and have spent the majority of my life in the Madison County area. I am lucky that my parents and two siblings all live in the Huntsville area.

I graduated from Troy University with a degree in Special Education/Elem. Ed. and received my Master’s Degree in Special Education from Alabama A&M. I have been an educator for over 20 years. The majority of those years have been working with middle school students. Buckhorn is a wonderful school with a rich heritage of providing a quality education for all students.

On the personal level, I have two children. My daughter is an engineer in Atlanta and my son works for a local company in Huntsville. I am a member at Covenant Presbyterian Church. I like to jog, read, and cook. My husband is a Business Education teacher at Bob Jones.

Our wonderful instructional aide is Ms. Julie. She has a gift for working with children with special needs. She is an asset to our classroom and is a person that goes above and beyond daily. She is a recent graduate of Buckhorn High and wants to be a teacher. In the classroom we have a family atmosphere which allows children the opportunity to help and want the best for each other. If one child succeeds and learns a new skill we all celebrate! My goal is definitely on learning academic/life skills, but also we focus on being happy, enjoying the journey, and develop skills to succeed beyond the classroom. I’m so excited!! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year.