Ms. MC (Mary-Catherine Ruben-Clapper)

Phone: O: 719-328-2062 C: 719-466-3334


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education K-12 Master's of Education in Early Education of the Handicapped and Intervention Principal's License K-12 Doctoral Candidate to be completed in 2020

Ms. MC (Mary-Catherine Ruben-Clapper)

My name is Ms. MC, and I am the proud principal of The Bijou School.  I am a lifelong learner, educator, and advocate with 30 years of professional experience.  I have 15 years of experience as a Special Education Teacher K-12 and I have 15 years of Leadership experience in Early Childhood Education and Alternative Education 9-12. 

I am the grateful mother of two adult sons, Martin and Marshall, two dogs, Bandit and Apollo, and an honored wife of my best friend, Scott.  I am currently working on my Doctorate of Education so that I can design the best school possible for every student of The Bijou School.

All of my work is dedicated to my parents, sons, and husband. I dedicate my achievements to my parents who both dropped out of high school and were dedicated to instilling an ethic of hard work as well as a love of learning in me.  I dedicate my accomplishments to my sons who taught me to be a better teacher and advocate. I dedicate my visions to my husband who encouraged me to dream and to make them realities.