Welcome to 5th Grade

Hello and Welcome to 5th Grade!


My name is Ruth Shivers and this year I will be a remote 5th grade teacher at Black Mountain Elementary.  My years of educational experience include teaching reading as a Title I Reading Specialist, and teaching 2nd and 3rd grade at Black Mountain Primary.  This is my 20th year of teaching in Buncombe County.

I love living in our small town of Black Mountain with my husband, two cats-Lilly and Maxine and our energetic dog-Kymba.  You may see us taking frequent walks with him!
I am a grandmother to our beautiful 4 year old granddaughter-Evvie.  We spend time at the parks, playing outside and reading lots of books!

Please feel free to contact me through my school email at:


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