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Mrs. Tami Rucando


     My name is Tami Rucando and I am honored to be teaching your child this year in 7th or 8th grade science. I have taught school since 1986 and have enjoyed every minute of it. I especially enjoy teaching at the middle school level as this is such an important and impressionable age.

  I have a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from the University of West Florida and a master's in Elementary Education from Kansas State University. I am married to Paul and I have three children; Faith, Zach and Robert. I also have one grandchild named Sawyer.

 I encourage each parent to stay actively involved in your child's academic future. Let your child participate in every activity they can. If I can be of any assistance to you, please feel free to email me at



Tami Rucando

7th and 8th grade science teacher

Summerdale School