Talawanda Teachers Tie the Knot: The Ruthers

          Ruther Wedding pic       

         According to the Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey, people who are in the field of teaching are more likely to marry other teachers. THS is definitely not short on teaching couples and Mr. Ruther and Ms. Ruther are not only both teachers in the same building, but they are even in the same subject area–science. The couple first met at the Hefner Zoology Museum on Miami’s campus. Mrs. Ruther says that she met Mr. Ruther while she was working at Talawanda and he was not. Around the time they decided to get married a spot opened up for him in the science department at THS and lucky for his students, he was hired.

            Mrs. Ruther loves working in the same building as her husband. She gets to eat lunch with him everyday, and he’ll occasionally stop by and say “hello” and bring her a snack during their planning periods (your students would also like some snacks Mr. Ruther). The couple agrees that having the same schedule is one of the major perks of working in the same building. Although, they also agree that a downside is having to hear all the work stories that aren’t any new “news” and having the same conversations over and over again.

            “Sometimes it takes students a long time into the year to figure out we’re married, so it’s funny ​to​ watch them put it all together​ once they do​,” says Mrs. Ruther.

            Mrs. Ruther says her husband’s favorite food is anything with red meat, while she likes sushi or Indian food. Mr. Ruther says his favorite food is a “properly cooked hamburger” and his wife’s favorite is tofu and stir fry with vegetables. It sounds like they know each other pretty well!

            Both of the Ruthers say that the cleaning and cooking in the house is pretty evenly divided. Mr. Ruther says that Mrs. Ruther cleans the bathrooms and he cooks. Even trade, right?

            Mrs. Ruther says that she and her husband talk about students that they’ve both had. “Some students grow up a lot from freshman to sophomore year, so it’s neat to brag about their maturity,” explains Mrs. Ruther. “Other students are a lot of fun for both of us year to year.”

            “We find it funny how a few students have had a Ruther for their entire science careers at THS,” says Mr. Ruther.

            To those of you reading this article and just now putting together the fact that Mr. Ruther and Mrs. Ruther are married… how did you not know this before?