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Welcome to East McDowell Middle School! I am looking forward to a fantastic year. I am excited to be working with you and your child. I hope to instill a love of reading in our 6th graders this year. If you have any questions or concerns please call East at 652-7711 or email me at:
ruth.pershing@mcdowell.k12.nc.us My planning time will be from 8:20-9:53 and I will be happy to help out in any way I can. This is my second year at East and I know your children will love coming here. I was at Nebo Elementary for 13 years as a 3rd grade and 6th grade teacher. I have been married for 11 years and have a 10 1/2 year old son. His name is Phillip. I love to read, work out, ride our motorcycle with my husband, and spend time with my family. I graduated with my BA in Elementary Education from UNC-Charlotte and recently added ELA Middle school to my teaching license. Again, I am excited about the new year and getting to know you and your child.

Mrs. Pershing