SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA- Veronica Ramos has been running Migrant Education Region 23, as interim director since December of 2011— on Friday, May 4th Dr. Mick Founts, Superintendent of San Joaquin County Office of Education announced on Ramo’s selection.
“Veronica is a strong, innovative and collaborative leader who will continue to enhance the services and programs offered to migrant students and their families,” said Founts.
As the Director of Migrant Education, Ramos will be charged with the responsibility to oversee all aspects of the Migrant Education program, which is a federally funded program authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965. As Director she will support comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves.
“I am very blessed and grateful to be back working for an organization and a program that I feel has the capability to change the lives of so many,” said Ramos. “It is with great passion and a sense of commitment that I return to SJCOE. I work with an amazing team of people and together we will work to continue to improve the lives of our students, family and community. It will be my biggest challenge yet, but I know I am not alone.”
Ramos started her career as a bilingual teacher in the Alum Rock School District in San Jose. Prior to receiving this position, Ramos spent nearly five years working for SJCOE as Assistant Director of Migrant Education, coordinator of the Stockton and Contra Costa Migrant Education Area programs, she served as a program coordinator at French Camp School and taught within Manteca Unified.