Ruth Stephenson, an experienced visual arts educator and Area of Learning Coordinator, leads an Arts faculty with a diverse range of subject areas, including dance, drama, music and the visual arts, at a secondary school in Mount Gambier. Ruth is also a SACE Stage 2 Visual Arts moderator and marker having joined the SACE Board in 2003 and a member of the professional body Visual Arts Educators of South Australia (VAESA).

During the 2011 Mayoral Gala Performance and opening of the Main Corner Complex in  Mount Gambier Ruth coordinated  singers and musicians performing throughout the afternoon in various parts of the venue and provided the overall artistic focus of the event.

Ruth is a member of the Country Arts SA Arts Centre Reference Groups and member of the Riddoch Art Gallery Board of Management elected in 2011 and is a passionate supporter of Arts in the South East region.