Ms. Ramirez is a young and vibrant bilingual educator with a love for science. She did not take the traditional route to become an educator. Ms. Ramirez went into the chemistry field right after graduating college and was a chemical auditor, as well as an analytical chemist. The work she did was interesting but not fulfilling. She was left yearning for a career where she could interact and help others. After two years in the chemistry field, she decided to make a career change and become an educator. Now, she is going into her 4th year of teaching.
Ms. Ramirez started her educational career at South Division High School, where she taught Physical Science and Chemistry to 9th and 11th grade students. There, she fell in love with urban education. As a teacher, her students’ struggles and successes inspire her to be a better professional. She wants all students to achieve their goals, regardless of the adversity they have previously encountered. The best part of her job is when students from past years tell her about the colleges they have been accepted to and the scholarships they have earned. Knowing her students are thriving and that she was there to help them achieve their goals is the best gift she could receive.
Ramirez received a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry-health science from Mount Mary University in May, 2012. As proud alumna, she returned to Mount Mary to pursue her educational licenses in broad field science and chemistry graduated in Dec. 2016.