Friday, January 28, 2011

Bridgeport, CT Superintendent speaking at RIC on 2/15

My friend Lorraine Lalli forwarded an email about an upcoming event sponsored by Rhode Island College's Unity Center featuring Dr. John Ramos, Sr., Superintendent of Bridgeport Public Schools. Info from the email follows. I am not familiar with Dr. Ramos' work in Bridgeport (a city that faces challenges similar to and sometimes more daunting than those in Providence) nor with his work here in Providence, so am not necessarily endorsing this; since it seems interesting, I am sharing. Let me know if you're going. I'm planning to be there and would love to say hi to blog readers.
You are cordially invited to join Rhode Island College in welcoming Dr. John Ramos, Sr., Superintendent of Bridgeport Public Schools for a very special talk, "Designing Education for Our Times."
Dr. Ramos is a nationally recognized leader known for his approach to re-designing public education. He proactively advocates for the creation of a new model of education that accounts for global connections and social, cultural, and economic factors now facing our society.

Once called "The Healer" of the Watertown CT School District and and now highly regarded in Bridgeport for his encoragement of students and teachers to "Expect Great Things" and take pride in their accomplishments, Dr. Ramos' insight, perspective, and experience will inform and inspire all education shareholders including administrators, community leaders, undergraduate teacher candidates as well as graduate and doctoral candidates.

In addition to his relevance on the national education scene, Dr. Ramos has a history in Rhode Island as the former principal/director for the Alternative Learning Project High School in Providence, Director of Minority Student Affairs for the University of Rhode Island and Program Director for the Rhode Island Department of Education. He also held positions at the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Rhode Island, the Urban League of Rhode Island, and Hospital Trust National Bank.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Alger Hall 110 on the Rhode Island College campus to share in this experience.

There will be a question and answer opportunity and light refreshments.

RSVP to politely required by Friday, February 11th.

Rain/snow date March 1st.

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