Lettie Ramirez, PhD

Professor

Department of Teacher Education

E-mail:
lettie.ramirez@csueastbay.edu
Phone:
(510) 885-2388
Office:
AE 213
Office Hours:
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Doctor of Philosophy, August, 1994                                                                   
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas    

Major:  Curriculum and Instruction                                        
Minor:  Higher Education/Bilingual Education                                        
Dissertation:  Site-Based Decision Making:                                                                        
                            Current Principals' Leadership Skills                                        
Master of Education, August, 1987                                         
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas                                        
Major:  Special Education                                        
Bachelor of Science, May, 1982                                         
University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas.                                        
Major:  Elementary Education                                          
Minor:  Bilingual Education 

                                      
CERTIFICATION                                                
Texas Elementary Certificate                                        
Texas Bilingual Education/ESL Endorsement                                        
Texas Educational Diagnostician Certificate                                       
Texas Generic Special Education Certificate

Professional Focus

Research Assistant, Handicapped Minority Research Institute, Office of Bilingual/Special Education, University of Texas at Austin.   

Research and Teaching Assistant, Special Education Department, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.   

Education

  • BS 1982 University of Texas at El Paso
  • MEd 1987 University of North Texas
  • PhD 1994 University of Texas at Austin

Courses

Not teaching this quarter.

Publications

Ramirez, L (2002). Abstracts from China-U.S. Conference on Middle School Education Beijing China. Book: Portraits of Teachers in Multicultural. (Settings: A Critical Literacy Approach was translated for conference). 

Ramirez, L. & Gallardo, O. (2001). Settings: A Critical Literacy Approach. Portraits of teachers in multicultural settings. Needham Heights, MA. Allyn and Bacon. 

Presentations

Ramirez, L. (April 2013) Grant Development Institute, California Council on Teacher Education

Ramirez, L. (2013) Empowering our students, Following Cesar Chavez Example, Hayward City Hall.

Ramirez, L. 2012) Leadership in action: From cradle to career transforming one community at a time, Early Childhood Conference, University of the Philippines

"The Urban Teacher Academy Recruitment Link to the Teacher", January 1, 2009, CA, General public

"Future of Bilingual Education", November 1, 2003, San Jose, CA, 13th Annual California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

Teacher Development Strategies: Reflection on 3 Successful Models,�, January 1, 2003, Honolulu, Hawaii, Hawaii International Conference on Education

"Portraits of Teachers in Multicultural Settings", November 24, 2002, Beijing, China, 2002 China-US Conference on Middle School Education

"Crossing Borders with Adult Literature: Fostering Perspective Talking Among Preservice and Inservice Educators, April 3, 2002, San Diego, CA, Association for Childhood Education International

"Winning the Struggle for Social Justice", March 19, 2002, Philadelphia, PA, National Association for Bilingual Education Conference

"Portraits of Teachers in Multicultural Settings: A Critical Literacy Approach, March 19, 2002, Philadelphia, PA, National Association for Bilingual Education Conference

Creating a Culture of Opportunity: Providing Funds of Knowledge to Latinos and English Language Learners, January 1, 2002, Rosemead Unified School District, General public

Dia de los Muertos en Oaxaca, M�xico, January 31, 2001, Los Angeles, California, California Association for Bilingual Education

"Una jornada transformativa en Oaxaca, Mexico", January 31, 2001, Los Angeles, CA, California Association for Bilingual Education

Co-Director: Seminar on Transformative Literacy: Teotitlan del Valle, January 1, 2001, Oaxaca, Mexico, General public

"Effective Literacy Strategies, Methodologies, and Optimal Learning Conditions."Celebrating Success and Confronting Leadership, Literacy, Language and Culture: Challenges in California Schools, April 1, 1999, CA, General public

"Promoting Literacy: Into Through and Beyond Multicultural Education.", January 1, 1999, CA, Compton School District

Education Program, February 24, 1998, Dallas, TX, National Association for Bilingual Education

"From �Cholo� to President: Letting go of Victimization.�, February 4, 1998, San Jos�, California, California Association for Bilingual Education

Integrating a Focus on Social and Moral Development in Teacher Education: What Might a Constructivist Approach Look Like?, November 14, 1997, New York, NY, Annual Conference of the Association for Constructivist Teaching

" The Theory of "O", My We Have Bilingual and Multicultural Adults in Our Schools!�, September 1, 1997, San Diego, CA, National Association for Adults with Special Learning Needs

"Environmental Education: A Different Approach", July 1, 1997, Maui, Hawaii, The Annual International Congress on Challenges to Education: Balancing Unity and Diversity in a Changing World

"Monolingual Student Teachers in Bilingual Settings: From Theory to Practice�, March 1, 1997, San Diego, CA, California Association for Bilingual Education

"The Center for Educational Leadership: School-University Collaborative for P-12 Reform, February 1, 1997, Phoenix, AZ, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

"Modify: Help All Students Succeed", January 1, 1997, New Orleans, Coucil for Exceptional Children Symposium on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners

"A Leadership Development Experience: Teachers and Parents as Decision Makers", November 1, 1996, Marina del Rey, CA, California educational Research Association

"Recruitment and Retention of Bilingual Education Master Scholars", January 1, 1995, Phoenix, Arizona, National Association for Bilingual Education Conference

"Whole Language A La Frontera", January 1, 1994, Los Angeles, CA, National Association for Bilingual Education Conference

"Innovative Strategies for ESL Teachers", January 1, 1993, Houston, Texas, National Association for Bilingual Education Conference

"Creating the Quality School", January 1, 1992, Norman, Oklahoma, National Conference." University of Oklahoma Center for the Study of Rural Small Schools National Conference

"The Site Based Decision Making Change Process", January 1, 1992, Albuquerque, New Mexico, National Association for Bilingual Education Conference

Grant Awards

Project STEM, US Department of Education , May 2012-June 2017, $1,927,819, PI Lettie Ramirez In Partnership with Fremont Unified.

Hayward Promise Neighborhood, July 1, 2012 - 6/30/2015, $980,000, W.K. Kellogg, PI Lettie Ramirez

CCTE New Faculty Support , May 2012-May 2013, $3,500 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) to CCTE. (I participated in writing this grant.)

Project TEACH, U.S. Department of Education, Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants, , Received August 17, 2005, $840,071.00, For October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006, 

Project DREAMS: Developing Reading, English, Language Arts, Math and Science Teachers, U.S. Department Education, Transition to Teaching Program, , Received September 28, 2002, $343,277, For October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003, Recruitment and Professional Development

Project TNT: Teachers in Training, U.S. Department Education, Title VII Bilingual Education: Career Ladder Program, 84.195E, , Received August 8, 2001, $481,960*, For September 1, 2001 to August 31, 2003, Recruitment and Professional Development

Project SABER: Students, Assistants and Bilingual Educators Reaching-Out, U.S. Department Education, Title VII Bilingual Education: Career Ladder Program, 84.195E, , Received July 21, 2000, $605,915*, For September 1, 2001 to August 31, 2003, Recruitment and Professional Development

Service

Professor, California State University, Hayward

Director U.S. Department of Education - Grants that recruit and provide $8,435,436 of financial support to over 1,250 current and future teachers.

Multicultural/Diversity Task Force Committee Service

Ed Psych/Teacher Ed. Committee on New Special Education Standards Committee Service

CSU Hayward Advisory Council to the Special Education Division Committee Service

Collaborative Leadership Committee Service

Special Events Committee Service

CSUH Special Education Division SEAS Advisory Committee Service

Chair, Leadership Recruitment and Development Committee Service

Other Accomplishments

DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE SERVICE 

  • Ed Psych/Teacher Ed. Committee on New Special Education Standards
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Multiple Subjects Restructuring Group
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Faculty Affairs 

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES

  • Chair, Honorary Degree Committee 2006 and 2007
  • Search Committee VP, Academic Affairs/Provost
  • Chair, Review Committee for the Associate Vice President, Academic Programs & Graduate Studies
  • Review Committee for Associate Vice President, Academic Resources and Administration
  • Search Committee for the Director of Faculty Development
  • Committee on Instruction and Curriculum (CIC)
  • Cultural Groups/Women General G.E. Requirement Committee
  • Faculty Development Council 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Educational Research Association
  • National Association for Bilingual Education
  • California Association for Bilingual Education
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity
  • Association for Constructivist Teaching  

RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • September 1994-Present
  • Professor, California State University, Hayward
  • Director U.S. Department of Education - Grants that recruit and provide $8,435,436 of financial support to over 1,250 current and future teachers.Most of these 1,250 have received their A.A., B.S., M.Ed., and in some cases they have received more than one degree.
  • Project SI: Sheltered Instruction, 2007-2011 $1,500,000
  • East Bay Teacher Institute, 2007-2011 $1,500,000
  • Project TEACH: Teachers, Education, and Certification Highlighting Apprenticeship, 2005-2007 $2,527,799.00
  • Project DREAMS: Developing Reading, English, Language Arts, Math, Science Teachers, 2002-2007 $1,127,324.00
  • Project TNT: Teachers in Training, 2001-2006 for $977,784.00
  • Project SABER: Students, Assistants, Bilingual Educators Reaching-Out 1998-2003 for $802,529.00  
  • Advisor of the Year, CSU East Bay, 2006-2007.California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Bilingual Advisory Board 2006 - PresentOutstanding Professor, Phi Delta Kappa, CSU Hayward, 2002-2003.Bilingual Coordinator since 1997 for CSU Hayward future bilingual elementary teachers (Recruits, assess and advices students)Team Leader,  pre-service teachers in the elementary credential program (interviews, schedules classes, student teaching placement, and assignment of university supervisors)Participates in Partnerships with Hayward, Oakland, Pittsburgh Unified School Districts, Ravenswood, West Contra Costa and Patterson.Mentors students in Laney Community College, Oakland and Chabot Community College, Hayward.Classes taught: TED 5038 Multicultural Education, TED 5351 Psychological Foundations of Education, TED 5355 Social Foundations of Education, TED 5370 Second Language Acquisition and EPSY 6131 Advanced Psychological Educational Assessment.Served as Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2001-2002.
  •  Summer 1995 -  Visiting Professor, San Diego State University  

Participated in California State University International Program CLAD/BCLAD.  Program designed and coordinated by the CSU International Teacher Education Council, approved by the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing and also recognized by the Federal Secretriat of Education of Mexico.

Grant Writer/Director

Taught Psychological Foundations and Social Studies   

  •  Summer 1994 - Visiting Professor, The National Hispanic University, San Jose, CA Taught two classes:  Introduction to Second Language Acquisition and Foundation of Educational Psychology.    
  •  January 1993 to August 1994 Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.  

Taught undergraduate and graduate classes in Foundations of Bilingual Education, ESL in the Content Areas, Language Literacy and Culture, Introduction to Elementary Education, and supervised elementary education student teachers.

Participated in the restructuring  of  a Master of  Education degree program

 Sponsored BESO (Bilingual Education Students Organization) 

  • May, 1991 to January, 1993  Training/Technical Assistance Specialist, and Lecturer, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Austin, Texas.   
  • January, 1990 to May, 1991  Student Teacher Supervisor and Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, Special Education Department.   
  • August, 1988 to January, 1990  Bilingual/Special Education Resource Teacher (K-6), Metz Elementary School,  Austin Independent School District, Austin, Texas.   
  • August, 1987 to August, 1988 Research Assistant, Handicapped Minority Research Institute, Office of Bilingual/Special Education, University of Texas at Austin.   
  • August, 1986 to August, 1987   Research and Teaching Assistant, Special Education Department, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.   
  • January, 1984 to August, 1986 Teacher First Grade, Fort Worth ISD, Texas
  • August, 1983 to January, 1984 Substitute Teacher Fort Worth ISD, Texas
  • August, 1982 to August, 1983 Teacher Socorro Independent School District, Texas
  • January, 1982 to  May, 1982  Teacher, El Paso Independent School District, Texas

Accomplishments:

  • Ramírez, L (2007)  U.S. Department of Education. Project SI:Sheltered Instruction, 2007-2011 Grant, Funded for $1,500,000.00
  • Ramírez, L (2007)  U.S. Department of Education. TEACH: Most Successful Math and Science Teachers, Newest Addition to CSUEB. Year Two 
  • Ramírez, L (2007)  U.S. Department of Education. East Bay Teacher Institute, 2007-2011 Grant, Funded for $1,500,000.00 
  • Ramírez, L (2006)  U.S. Department of Education. TEACH: Beyond Credentials, Teachers Receive Masters. Year One 
  • Ramírez, L (2005)  U.S. Department of Education. TEACH: Teachers, Education, and Certification Highlighting Apprenticeship, 2005-2007 Grant, Funded for $2,527,799.00 
  • Ramírez, L (2003)  U.S. Department of Education. Project TNT: High School StudentsArrive at CSUEB to Become Teachers. Year Three 
  • Ramírez, L (2002)  U.S. Department of Education. Project DREAMS: Developing Reading, English, Language Arts, Math, Science Teachers, 2002-2007 Grant, Funded for $1,931,991. 
  • Ramírez, L (2002)  U.S. Department of Education. Project TNT: From High School to College, Grow your own Teacher. Year Two
  • Ramírez, L (2001)  U.S. Department of Education. Project SABER: Dreams do come True.Year Three. 
  • Ramírez, L (2001)  U.S. Department of Education. Project TNT: Teachers in Training Grant, 2001-2006. Funded for $1,227,768. 
  • Ramírez, L (2000)  U.S. Department of Education. Project SABER: Year TwoStudents Assistants become Teachers.  
  • Ramírez, L (1999)  U.S. Department of Education. Project SABER: Year One: Success of Instructional Assistants in the Bay Area.  
  • Ramírez, L (1998)  U.S. Department of Education. Project SABER: Students, Assistants, Bilingual Educators Reaching-Out, 1998-2003 Grant, Funded for $ 996,671.
  • Environmental Education: A Different Approach, Proceedings from The Annual International Congress on challenges to Education:  Balancing     
  • Unity and Diversity in a Changing World, Maui, Hawaii, (July, 1997).  
  • Southwest Educational Laboratory  (1992). Site Based Decision Making  Module, Austin, Texas. 

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