Ruby Bode

Assistant Principal
Staff Department

I am honored to serve as the new Assistant Principal of Erie Middle School, a place where teachers and staff are truly dedicated to providing high-quality education to your middle school student.

I was born and raised on a farm in Iowa, but Estes Park has been my home over the last 11 years.  I served as 8th grade science teacher and cross country and track coach for 7 of those years before becoming the principal of Estes Park Middle School.  Previous to moving to Colorado, I taught high school biology and Earth science in Iowa.

I am very passionate about middle school education.  During this pivotal time, a middle schooler’s brain is growing at an exponential rate, making this an ideal time for learning, but also a time to deal with challenging emotions. In order for learning to occur, students must feel safe and be part of a positive culture and environment. The meaningful relationships we build together will have a tremendous impact on the success of every student at our school.  I look forward to collaborating with you to develop the best possible learning environment for your child. It is a priority for us that students feel they belong and have a strong sense of hope, optimism and purpose.

I am thrilled to be a part of this growing community and eager to forge partnerships and build hopeful futures for the students of Erie!