George Lucas Educational Foundation

Davina Ruiz

Assistant Principal and Founder of eduGrind

Davina Ruiz has been an educator for 14 years, holding many positions such as teacher, coach, dean of school culture, etc. Davina is a firm practitioner of restorative practices and collaborative, problem-based interdisciplinary units of design. She is an assistant principal in New York City and the founder of eduGrind, an educational organization focusing on fulfilling her educational philosophy of not just teaching the subject, but the entire child. Davina strongly feels all aspects of a school are intertwined to develop mindful, empathetic, and resilient citizens.

You can see what Davina is up to at eduGrind on Instagram.

Follow Me

  • twitter icon


Follow Edutopia

  • facebook icon
  • twitter icon
  • instagram icon
  • youtube icon
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use

George Lucas Educational Foundation

Edutopia is a free source of information, inspiration, and practical strategies for learning and teaching in preK-12 education. We are published by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.
Edutopia®, the EDU Logo™ and Lucas Education Research Logo® are trademarks or registered trademarks of the George Lucas Educational Foundation in the U.S. and other countries.