Heather Ruhland – Faculty Bio

Departments: English; Performing Arts

Years at St. Mary's: 15 years

Years of Teaching Experience: 15 years

Where Have you Taught/Worked Prior to Coming to SMH: local dance studios and conventions to teach dance lessons

Hometown: West Seneca, NY

Accolades: choreography Awards; Kenny Award Finalist 2017; "Who's Who Among High School Teachers" 2002;  Teacher of the Month  three times since 2004

Fun Facts: I graduated from 14 Holy Helpers in 1997, SMHS in 2001, Buffalo State in 2004, and UB in 2008.


Yellow roses are my favorite flower.

I have  a slight musical obsession... I have seen numerous shows more than a dozen times.... In fact, I have seen RENT 58 times!