This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of these cookies.
Faculty & Staff

Ruth Barton

Embrace change. The world around us is moving quickly; learning to be flexible and growing with change has been one of the most beneficial lessons for me. 
Technology Teacher, Lower School
Educational Technologist

I was born and raised in southwest Pennsylvania and attended the California University of Pennsylvania. After earning bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, I married my college sweetheart, Todd, and moved to Delaware to be near the beach and teach first grade for the Red Clay School District. 
I joined the Valley School community in 2017 and now teach Lower School Technology. I enjoy the challenge of communicating complex systems and topics to young children. Distilling ideas to their fundamentals enables me to be creative every day. It’s inspiring to be witness to my students’ critical thinking and innovative problem-solving.
Outside of school, it is my great joy to watch my four children grow, learn, and become good people. When I’m not cheering on one of my kid’s sports teams, I’m rooting for the Steelers. In addition to our shared enthusiasm for Pittsburgh football, our family loves Marvel movies and spending time together swimming, kayaking, going to theme parks, and taking morning walks at Twin Lakes.

Valley School of Ligonier

Address: 153 Lupine Lane, Rector PA 15677
Mail: PO Box 616 Ligonier, PA 15658
Phone: (724) 238-6652  Fax: (724) 238-6838
In an environment that is safe, challenging, nurturing, and disciplined, Valley School provides a balanced and strong program of study for a diverse group of children. Our goal is to stimulate in each young person lifelong habits of moral behavior, seeking wisdom, and doing good works for others.
© Valley School of Ligonier. All Rights Reserved.