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Mrs. McCario

My name is Ruth McCario and I am super excited to be teaching 6th grade Special Education this year. This is my second year at HJHS. I have taught junior high and high school special education, and have also been a special education administrator. I am thrilled to be back in the classroom for the 2020-2021 school year and look forward to PIVOTING into a new world of education.

My husband, Steve, and I own a farm south of Hillsboro. We row crop farm corn, beans, and wheat, and also have beef cattle. We also have a family owned business, McCario Family Livestock LLC and sell frozen fresh beef off of our farm.

Together, we have three children, Peyton (8th grade at HJHS), Lily (6th grade at Pawnee Schools), and Paxton (3rd grade at Beckemeyer). We love to make time for family fun, whether it is exploring the outdoors or having a family movie night. Personally, our faith is very important we are active members at Hillsboro Free Methodist Church. 

I am ready to have a great year!

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