About Wellbeing for All Children

Wellbeing for All Children was founded by Christine Ruth, Director, in 2018.

Christine has 23 years experience in public schools in New Jersey, with background as a special education teacher, school counselor, and school administrator. She is a doctoral student at the University of Southern California studying disparities in school discipline, which includes research on restorative practices, trauma, emotion, and equity. She is also the parent of two teenagers.

"I've always believed in the power of public schools to transform lives and offer opportunities for all children. Unfortunately, the demands on school leaders and teachers can make it difficult to ensure equitable outcomes for all. After spending many years attempting to change the system one person at a time, I created Wellbeing for All Children to help educators and parents create system-level change rooted in the need for connection and relationships in the classroom and throughout the school. I left my job as a principal to follow this mission, and I am excited to work with schools and families so that every child can learn, grow, and thrive."

-Christine Ruth, Director, Wellbeing for All Children

We are committed to equitable opportunities and outcomes for all children, and believe that every child has the ability to thrive with the right support in school, at home, and in their communities. All children deserve to live a life characterized by wellbeing!

Awards and Recognitions
-Atlantic County School Counselor of the Year , 2010
-Teacher of the Year, Belhaven Middle School, 2000
-New Teacher of the Year, Ewing Township Schools, 1996
-Staff Member of the Month, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2015
-Future Women in Educational Leadership, nominee
-NJ Schools to Watch designee, 2011, 2014
-Volunteer of the Year, Linwood Municipal Alliance 
-Russian Teacher Exchange Program, 2000
-Best Idea of the Year, 2nd place; Jostens Renaissance
-NJ Best Practice Award for Special Education
, Testimonials
-"Christine understands the importance of providing her staff with the tools needed to bring about transformational change." 
-"... has a passion for her students and staff, using her natural leadership qualities to empower them to be the best they can be, with a 'You Matter' philosophy." 
-"I have the deepest personal and professional respect for Ms. Ruth." 
-"Christine is a true team player who always puts student interests first." 
"...she brings both optimistic experience and passion to a field that will never collect the resources it deserves."        
-"Her vision focuses on success for all learners. As a life-long learner, Ms. Ruth has inspired our students and teachers to become leaders." 
-"Her ability to foster trust, open communication, and collaboration has resulted in the development of many successful instructional programs and activities..."