Cathy Ruffing

Senior Director, Teacher Professional Development & Curriculum

Cathy Ruffing

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Cathy Ruffing works on the following Street Law initiatives.

Supreme Court Summer Institute Teacher Professional Development

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Cathy oversees Street Law’s teacher professional development and curriculum development efforts, ensuring Street Law brings high-quality teaching materials and training to educators across the country. She also co-directs our annual Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers.  

She believes in the transformative power of Street Law’s methods and curriculum, something she witnessed firsthand during her almost three decades as a classroom teacher. She’s participated in a variety of programs including the Supreme Court Summer Institute and even received our 2007 Educator of the Year Award before officially joining the team as a colleague in 2018. 

Cathy has both designed and taught high school law courses and is the go-to person for high school law teachers and educators wishing to implement practical law courses at their schools. Cathy holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, certification in secondary school social studies from George Washington University, and is a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certified teacher. 

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