Mrs. DiRuzza


Mrs. DiRuzza

Welcome to First Grade!

Mrs. DiRuzza

My name is Clarice DiRuzza. I love teaching and am excited to teach this year’s firsties. I have been in both my house and Marlboro for just one year. Last year was a fabulous first year at Marlboro and I am eager for my 2nd year. This year I will return to teaching everything to one class. I am super excited to bring back some of my favorite units including farm and ocean, and share my favorite author, Mem Fox. I am married to Steve (almost 38 years) and we have 5 kids. All of them graduated from Marlington and range in age from 19 to 35. 

Our family dog’s name is Summer. 

She loves cheese and peanut butter.

This is my 28th year of teaching. I graduated from Massillon Washington High School and continued my education at Kent State University. My classroom theme is ocean because I’m crazy about ocean animals!

 I love being outside and taking walks. Inside, my favorite hobbies are playing the piano, reading, and cooking (especially Italian food). My favorite color is red, favorite food is manicotti, favorite drink is coffee, favorite candy is Hot Tamales, and favorite vacation is at the beach. My dream trip would be to visit both Scotland and Italy. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me by email, phone, or Class Dojo.


Marlboro Elementary: 330-935-2469
Mrs. DiRuzza's email: [email protected]

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