Ms. Ruth Brindel



Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Biology from Grinnell College

Ms. Ruth Brindel


Hi Students and Families!

The district will be using Microsoft Teams for you all to get your classwork. I will put assignments on Teams by 8 a.m. every Monday. Those assignments are due at 11:59 the upcoming Sunday. Here is the link to the Microsoft Teams for each class period: 

Period 1: Click here!

Period 3: Click here!

Period 4: Click here!

Period 5: Click here!

Period 7: Click here!

Period 8: Click here!

Hello and Welcome to my page! 

I am so excited for the 2019/20 school year with the wonderful future scientists of Gateway STEM. To introduce myself, my name is Ruth Brindel and I will be teaching Biology to (mostly) juniors this academic year. I am originally from St. Louis, MO and graduated from Metro High. I went off to the land of the cornfields in Iowa to study at a tiny liberal arts college that you probably (and understandably) have never heard of by the name of Grinnell College. During my time at Grinnell, I majored in Biology and studied abroad in Copenhagen for a semester (see my pic from the Rundetaarn). 

To end, I would like to share my classroom vision for this school year: 

Students in my classroom will be competent sense makers by using their personal and shared experiences as a toolkit for understanding and uncovering scientific phenomena in the natural world. Students will learn the language of biology and feel comfortable communicating scientific arguments orally and textually, while using relevant evidence in both quantitative and qualitative forms to support their claims. Each and every student will feel safe and supported in every aspect of their identity by relentlessly advocating for themselves and each other in my classroom, other classrooms, and in their communities. I will support my students in matters that exist within the walls of my classroom, as well as matters in their personal lives and communities to put them on a road to success.

If you have any questions, always feel free to shoot me an email at and I will make sure to get back to you within 24 hrs. 




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Addie Video: Watch first 12:30 of video and write down all of the key events