"The Slice"
John Ruf


Greetings Gar-Field Scholars!

I am John Ruf, your PLTW and Art teacher. I am an architect with a graduate degree in history; I am licensed to teach both art and technology education.I am a Project Lead the Way Engineering lead teacher, endorsed in IED, CEA. POE and EDD. After twenty years in architectural practice, I embarked on a new calling teaching Design, Engineering and CAD. I love teaching--it is incredibly rewarding and deeply satisfying to me. 

My wife and I live on a farm in Culpeper. We love to cook together and enjoy shopping at the local farmer's market. For relaxation, we are usually to be found riding our horses. 

I am very excited about the opportunities Gar-Field and this program affords scholars, and I look forward to getting to know you all much better over the next few months! 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions as we proceed through the course.


John Ruf, RA
CTE Department Chair
PLTW Lead Teacher
Sea Perch ROV Coach
NTHS Faculty Sponsor
Gar-Field IB High school

Class Schedule: 


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Project Lead the Way website: PLTW

Office Hours:

M-F -- 6:55-7:25 am, M-Th -- 2:15-2:45 pm, by arrangement -- during lunch

How to Set-up Calendar Alerts:
If your child is in my class, and you would like to receive email alerts for items posted to my calendar, you may view step-by-step directions here:

Please note: You will receive a separate email alert for each calendar to which you choose to subscribe.