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Mrs. Dolores Ruiz-Harding has lived and worked in the United States of America, Philippines, Hong Kong, Burma, and the Sultanate of Oman. She joined Westlake Academy in 2016 as a Special Education Aid.

Mrs. Ruiz-Harding has an Associates Degree in Computer Science and is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in nursing.  She has held the position of Community Liaison Officer at the US Embassy in Burma, which involved counseling families from personal issues to relocating matters and as Office Manager to the Executive Offices of the US Embassy in Oman.  Other professional positions included Executive Secretary to the General Manager of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Oman, and as Office Manager in a financial institution.  In addition to this, she has extensive experience in helping younger children develop enjoyment in education.

She has actively been involved with International schools and successfully worked as a classroom teacher with students aged between two to five years old with different ethnic background and different developmental levels, as PE Teacher’s Assistant, and worked as a Teacher’s Assistant in Special Needs Education overseas and within the United States of America.