Episode 003: Angelica Ramsey, EdD
"...it's continuing the great work, finding areas to improve, and understanding that it's not about you, as the Superintendent, it's about the students and what's best for them..." - Angelica Ramsey, Ed.D.
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Angelica is the new Superintendent of the Pleasant Valley School District in Camarillo, CA. Angelica completed her tenure as the Associate Superintendent at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. As Associate Superintendent, Angelica led the Educational Services Branch for the County office, including its charter schools. She supported the county's public school districts through professional development, curriculum and instruction development, assessment and accountability, and district and school improvement services. Prior to arriving at SCCOE, Angelica worked as a teacher, athletic coach, assistant principal and principal in the two-time BROAD finalist Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, Texas. She holds degrees from the University of the Pacific, the University of Texas at El Paso and Liberty University. Her dissertation is entitled, Nuestra Voz: A Critical Ethnographic Study of Latina School Leaders.
About The Conversation
Angelica is originally from Richmond, California, of Mexican and Chilean heritage. Her parents' influence has been great, and is based on hard work and responsibility. She understands that the sacrifices her parents made were important to her success.
After college, she joined the JAG Corp of the military, as a paralegal.
Angelica is excited that she is serving as the superintendent of the Pleasant Valley School District.
Part of Angelica's journey has been informed and framed by the fact that she was not a trained educator, but still found her calling in education. That calling was made clear while serving as the coach of a softball team.
The 3 pillars:
The major challenges she faces as a leader:
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