Dr. Ruth Baskerville, or “Dr. Ruth,” as she is affectionately called, is a Master Teacher and Administrator, having served forty-three years in education, and now offering consultation to individuals and schools in proven strategies to turn failing schools into places of quality teaching and learning. Her lifelong love of teaching has caused her to spend time in retirement tutoring children from kindergarten through college. Students receiving help for GED, SAT and ACT have passed, putting Dr. Ruth “out of business” until the next student clients appear.

Dr. Ruth always had a gift for communicating, whether in writing or public speaking. However, it was her husband of forty-five years who inspired her to write her first novel, HOODLESS KLAN. Sadly, his untimely passing caused her to write her love story, FINDING HUMOR IN GRIEF. She branched out to editing books, ghost writing books for those with great ideas who were unable to find their words. While volunteering with community organizations, she successfully secured grant funding to provide programs for under-served children.

Being a widow for three years, at the time this website was created, Dr. Ruth has found a closer walk with God. “Beauty for Ashes” (Isaiah 61:3) is the perfect Biblical expression of her metamorphosis from being half of a dynamic couple, to being a strong woman rooted in faith with a desire to give back, utilizing all of the talents God gave her at birth.