Ruthie Knowles, Director District B

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Ruthie Knowles

Director, District B

In November 2023, voters chose Ruthie Knowles as Director B on the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education, succeeding Janice McDonald after her board term expired. Knowles has deep roots in the community after growing up in the area and with her husband currently working as a special education teacher in the district.

"I am proud and honored to be on the Cherry Creek Board of Education, and to be the director of the district area where I grew up and moved back to raise my children. I approach this position with humility and in service to my community,” said Knowles.

A CCSD alum, Knowles attended Eastridge, Prairie, and Overland before attending college and earning a master’s degree in Social Work. Knowles and her family purposefully moved back to the same area she grew up so her kids could receive the same quality educational experience.

As a parent in the district, Knowles has been involved formally and informally through district organizations, parent engagement groups, working to increase parent connection across the Overland feeder and promote more accessible communication to parents.