Krystal Ramos, a third grade math and science teacher, is Thelma Jones Elementary School's Teacher of the Year. Ramos received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Abilene Christian University in May 2009 and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics Education at University of Texas at Arlington in December 2011.
Mrs. Ramos is known for thinking outside the box and transforming her classroom into an operating room, a spy lab, a rodeo, a construction zone and much more. She is extremely passionate about mathematics and believes that all students have the ability to do math at high levels. All of these transformations enable her to teach tough math skills and make them more meaningful to her students so they can have positive memories attached to learning math.
"I know that our very diverse student population here at TJE deserve to have experiences in the classroom that will make them love being at school and excited to return the next day to see what they will learn. I firmly believe that if you provide an unexpected experience, students will provide unexpected effort. I am so grateful to work with such a supportive team of teachers and administrators that enable me to make these dreams a reality in my classroom." ~Krystal Ramos (pictured above with Dr. Gray)