Shannon Ruth joined GateWay Community College in 2010 as a mathematics tutor in the Learning Center, and has been mathematics faculty for the college since 2012. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics and helping people understand and enjoy mathematics is really her dream job. She enjoys fostering a strong sense of community within the classroom as a way to meaningfully contribute to the success of her students. Shannon also serves as math coordinator and Math Club advisor. She is the creator of Power Math Camp, a free opportunity for any student of the Maricopa Community Colleges and beyond to review essential math skills and build confidence.
In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time outdoors in any way, especially hiking. Her favorite local trails include Echo Canyon on Camelback, the Flatiron in the Superstitions, and Picacho Peak.