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Welcome To Ms. Rudd's
Fifth Grade

Ms. Rudd has been teaching Elementary School for 12 years. This is her ninth year at Ashburn Elementary. Cara has a Masters degree in Integrating Technology in Education from Walden University. She has a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, English, Language Arts and Planned Education from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan.  Ms. Rudd also has a degree in ESL from I-to-I Language School in London, England.  Prior to teaching in Ashburn, Virginia she taught at the American International School in Cape Town, South Africa. Ms. Rudd is from Tecumseh, Michigan where she worked for the Tecumseh Public Schools teaching encore swimming classes to 6th grade through 12th. While teaching at Tecumseh Public Schools she coached high school girls 1-meter diving and middle school girls and boys diving. Ms. Rudd’s family is very important to her, but her dog North who traveled with her from Cape Town to Virginia is very special to her. Besides her love of her dog North Ms. Rudd is also an avid swimmer with the Master's Swim program of Virginia. She has a love for open water swimming. The biggest she endured was swimming the Potomac for the Enviroiment 7.5 mile swim this June.  She has also completed the Chesapeake Bay 4.4 open water swim three times. As well as the Potomac River 7.5 open water swim, and Coastal Crawl Lake Michigan located in Harbor Springs Michigan.  She is also an avid cyclist and temperamental runner. To keep up the energy to run, and swim Ms. Rudd is devoted to keeping herself very healthy. However, her day wouldn't be complete without her coffee.