Hello! My name is Melanee Rubinstein, but everyone calls me Ms. Ruby. I was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Sherman Oaks and Tarzana . . . yes, I am a Valley Girl! I first moved to San Diego when I was 15 and moved back-and-forth from LA to SD until 1993. In 1993, I officially decided to declare San Diego home. I worked as a waitress for many years before deciding to attend college on a full-time basis. After many years at Mesa College, I FINALLY had enough units to transfer to San Diego State University. In 2001, I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching credential. In May of 2004, I earned my Master’s degree in Secondary Education from SDSU. In 2001, I began my teaching career at Monroe Clark Middle School in City Heights, where I taught sixth grade math and pre-algebra for 9 years. Toward the end of my 9th year at Clark, I was ready for a change. I was hired at Grant to teach sixth grade math and pre-algebra.
I am truly grateful to be at such a wonderful school with great students, staff, and supportive parents. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy reading, doing yoga, taking spin classes, and spending time with my energetic son and beautiful dog, Izzy!