Assistant Principal’s Bio

Mrs. Rutkowski’s Bio

Mrs. Rutkowski is excited to begin her second year as Assistant Principal at Edward T. Steel School!  Originally from Virginia, Mrs. Rutkowski began her career in education as a substitute teacher in the Richmond, VA school system.  Almost 10 years ago, she moved to Philadelphia to pursue work in the field of education.

Mrs. Rutkowski’s experiences focus primarily in the early elementary years, as well as in Special Education, and in responsive/restorative practice.  Before coming to Steel, Mrs. Rutkowski taught various grades and subjects including Science, Math, and ELA.  Most recently, she served as an Early Literacy Specialist within the School District of Philadelphia, coaching teachers around classroom best practices and building strong student readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and historians.

Mrs. Rutkowski holds a strong belief that all students can achieve their dreams and that parents/guardians are partners in this important work.