Ed Ruggles has been active in education for over 40 years as a teacher, school administrator, Federal Programs Coordinator and supervisor of student teachers. He earned his undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in Education at Shippensburg University and holds an Administrative II Certificate, which he earned at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College.)
Mr. Ruggles started his career as a sixth grade teacher at the recently demolished Keefauver School on Lefever Street, a position he held for ten years. He then became principal at Meade School (now the Federal Pointe Inn), while simultaneously supervising the Gettysburg Area School District’s Chapter I program. In 1983 Ruggles was named principal of Franklin Township Elementary, a position he held for 18 years. In 1999 he was named principal of the new fourth and fifth grade intermediate school, Lincoln Elementary. If you visit Lincoln Elementary you may notice Ruggles’ smiling face adorning the wall in the lobby, along with a tribute to the 34 years of professional experience and service he gave to Gettysburg’s public schools. He has been with Gettysburg College since 2004.
Although he has retired from public school teaching and administration, Ruggles’ passion for education continues as he works closely with our student teachers to ensure that they are well prepared to be the best teachers they can possibly be. A man of many talents, Ruggles once owned a bed & breakfast in Gettysburg. He has served as the Education Department’s Certification Officer since 2013 and was named Director of Field Experiences in January, 2016. Feel free to contact him with any questions you may have about teacher certification in Pennsylvania or teacher certification requirements.
Edward L. Ruggles
Adjunct Instructor and Certification Officer, Education
Phone: (717) 337 - 6557
Box: Campus Box 0396
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
Western Maryland College, 1984
MEd Shippensburg University, 1971
BS Shippensburg University, 1969
Teacher Certification & Field Experiences