I have been teaching art at K.T. Murphy School since 2006. Since I was a little girl I have loved drawing, painting and all types of creating. My family encouraged me all my life to continue making art, especially my mother who is an art teacher too! I was very lucky to have the opportunity to attend college after high school. I decided to study fine art in Massachusetts at Montserrat College of Art. Art opened up many doors for me as I went through my education in school. I decided to become a teacher because of a few very creative individuals that inspired me to learn and seek out what I really love to do. This is what I hope to be able to do for my students. Some of the people who inspired me were teachers too and many of them are still art teachers in Stamford. When I decided that teaching was the right path for me, I transferred to Southern Connecticut State University. I learned all about what it takes to be an artist and a teacher at this university. It didn’t stop there. My beliefs that creativity, learning and leadership go hand-in-hand inspired me to continue learning and researching this idea. Going back to school again from 2010-2013, I earned two Master’s Degrees in Holistic Thinking and Learning, and Educational Leadership and Administration. Hard work and dedication helped me stay focused and achieve these goals. Being able to inspire students and be part of their learning process is why I love teaching. I want my students to believe they can do anything their hearts desire as long as they work hard, focus on their goals and are not afraid to try.
Teaching is a gift that I feel fortunate to have in my life. I also love music, writing, reading, exercising, challenging myself to go beyond my limits, collaborating with other teachers, cooking and rearranging the furniture in my house and classroom! One day I hope to use my leaderships skills and creativity as a school administrator.
Here are some digital stories about Ms. Ramsey’s philosophy of creativity, leadership and learning.