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District Teacher of the Year announced

Mrs. Ramirez, a nine year veteran of the classroom, is also a native of Chesterfield County. “Literacy has always been a driving factor that influenced me to become a teacher. From a very young age, I loved to read,” she says.
She also explains that, due to her love of books and reading, she entered college wanting to become a high school or college literature teacher. After being advised to take a children’s literature course, Mrs. Ramirez had a change of heart, “I fell in love all over again with the young characters and worlds I had visited in my youth. I knew that this is what I wanted to do. I wanted to teach young children to develop a love for reading at an early age.”
Mrs. Caroline Miles, principal, described Mrs. Ramirez by stating, “It is an absolute delight to visit Mrs. Ramirez's classroom! Her love of children, reading, and teaching makes for a classroom of learners who thrive! Mrs. Ramirez creates a strong sense of community in her classroom; because of this, students feel safe to take risks in their learning.” According to superintendent, Dr. Harrison Goodwin, Mrs. Ramirez’s professionalism and commitment to children are models for our teachers. She has represented Ruby Elementary with excellence and will be a great voice for all teachers throughout our district.”
Mrs. Ramirez will represent the district in the state teacher of the year process and will participate in the state’s teacher of the year competition.
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