Teacher of the Week: Ruth Bomhan


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s all about perspective according to Ruth Bomhan. The seventh grade teacher says if there’s anything she hopes her students take away from her class, it’s to see the world in new ways.

To keep things exciting in the classroom some of Mrs. Bomhan’s lessons include pirate costumes and flags.

“I’ve got 18 pirate flags and I switch them out every two weeks for as a bonus,” Bomham said. 

To get the extra credit, students must identify which pirate flew the flag.

“Some of them get right into it,” she said.

One of her students said he appreciates all the opportunity she gives her students to succeed.

Another student who nominated Mrs. Bomham for Teacher of the Week wrote: “She always made Social Studies super funny and interesting and Social Studies is my least favorite subject.

Mrs. Bomham showed that sense of humor to us when we asked her about her more than 20 years of teaching.  She showed off several of her accents and joked about having some of her former students’ kids in class.

“It just reminds you, ‘Oh man. You’re getting old. Maybe it’s time to hang it up.’ ”

Mrs. Bomhan said she has no plans of retiring anytime soon though.

“I’m going to be like a Timex. As long as I’m ticking, I’m kicking,” she said.

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