Company: Equity and Excellence Imperative
Location: Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
John Ramos, President at Equity and Excellence Imperative, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education administration.
Since 2012, Dr. Ramos has provided superior service as the president of the Equity and Excellence Imperative, an organization providing expertise in organizational development and capacity building, strategic planning, cultural transformation and community investment. In 2020, he was also appointed as the interim superintendent of the Watertown Public Schools in Connecticut, where he previously served from 2002 to 2004. His decades of experience in public education include working as an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Norwalk Public Schools and the principal of Norwalk High School, the chief executive officer at Middle East International School in Qatar, focusing on the achievement of US accreditation, the superintendent of schools for Bridgeport Public Schools and the superintendent of the School District of South Orange and Maplewood in New Jersey.
Dr. Ramos initially obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American literature from Brown University, before earning a Master of Public Administration from the University of Rhode Island. He continued his education with a Doctor of Education in educational leadership and administration from Teachers College of Columbia University. Dr. Ramos is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Rhode Island, the Ethics in Education Award from the Connecticut School of Ethical Education, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. International Award from the State of Israel and the Living Waters Award from the United Church of Christ.
Dr. Ramos decided to pursue a career in education after his work experience at a social services organization right after his graduation. His exposure to social service solidified his commitment to justice and equal rights. In the coming years, Dr. Ramos hopes to establish his consulting business further so he could pass it down to his son, who is now an assistant school principal, and carry on his legacy. In addition, he would like to have more time to write , contribute to periodicals and publish his own book.
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