Ruth (Heider) Armao was born and raised with 5 siblings in Grand Island, Nebraska. In 1982 she graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska. She has taught for 31 years in various Lutheran Schools located in California, Nebraska, Illinois, and Indiana. Her teaching experiences include preschoolers through 4th grade students, with this year being her 22nd year in a preschool classroom. Her favorite part about teaching is that she can create a learning environment that is exciting for the children as well as for herself!! :) She is the Art Department Head and Early Childhood Director here at Calvary. She is a member of the Lutheran Education Association and currently serves on the Early Learning Advisory Committee for the state. Her husband, Robert is the Campus Pastor and Religion Teacher at Lutheran High School. Bob and Ruth have 2 grown children. Chelsae is married and a School Psychologist in the Toledo, Ohio area. Tyler resides in Hawaii as a Chinese Linguist with the Air Force. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys baking, calligraphy, and going to the movies with her husband.