Miss Ruth has been at Joplin First Preschool for 25 years, she is the Director and Music teacher. She has a B.A. in Communications from MSSU. Ruth has been married to Mr. Doug for 36 years. They have three children; Brian, who is married to Miss Chelsey, Stephanie, and Mary Ann. They are all graduates of Joplin First Preschool. They have also been blessed with four grandchildren; Jacob, Carli, and Payton who are graduates of Joplin First Preschool, and Kaden a current Joplin First preschooler. She enjoys spending time with her family.