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Education & Social Science Graduates

Dr. Ruby C. Scroggins, Ed. D., NCC/NCSC

What I do now:
I am the principal of Dr. Joseph Samuel Clark Elementary School.

My work/job consists of:
I work with education enthusiasts on all levels to ensure our students receive the best.

Path to my current career position (how I got from the past to the present):
My grandmother encouraged me to be a teacher during my middle school years.

How I got to LSUS (or why I chose LSUS):
We had two young boys at the time and I wanted to continue my education.

Fond memories of LSUS:
The LSUS library became my second home.

LSUS faculty who helped me:
Dr. Edwin Holt was a community member and LSUS staff member.

How LSUS helped me succeed:
LSUS provided me the convenience of continuing my education close to home.

Advice to college-bound students:
Start in middle school researching career choices.

Advice to someone who wants to enter my field:
Volunteer in all types of school environments.

Tips on choosing a major or career:
Make sure you can eat, sleep and breathe your career choice for the rest of your life.

My toughest professional challenge:
Earning my doctorate was more rigorous than I could have ever imagined.

My toughest personal challenge:
Making sure that I have done everything possible to improve lives of children.

Successes (honors, awards, etc.) in my life:
Earning a doctorate from Louisiana Tech and being honored as a 2016 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation Angel.

I've learned this from life:
We start everyday with a clean slate. Make sure you wipe the slate daily for others.

What I'd be doing if I had all the time in the world:
We would be spending time with our new/only grandchild, Menna Jae Scroggins.