Miss Raquel Ramos
Carson Junior High: 480-472-2973
Miss Ramos was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and graduated from Red Mountain High School. She attended Arizona State University on several scholarships including the ASU Maroon and Gold Scholarship and the Mesa Education Association Scholarship and graduated with honors from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education in 2002. Following, she graduated with her Masters in Education, emphasising in Secondary Education, from Northern Arizona University in 2004 and again graduated with honors.
Miss Ramos has served at Vice President on the Arizona Band and Orchestra Board in 2004, has organized Virtuoso Violas 2002-2008, served on Mesa Public Schools Music Cabinet 2005-2007, organizer of Mesa Public Schools Junior High Orchestra Festival 2004-2009 and has been a guest conductor and adjudicator throughout the Phoenix area.
Miss Ramos began working for Mesa Public Schools in 2002. Since then she has taught at Jefferson Elementary, Porter Elementary, Redbird Elementary, Keller Elementary, Adams Elementary and Powell Junior High School as the Director of Orchestras. She currently teaches at Carson Junior High. Miss Ramos has also taught private viola, violin, cello and piano lessons for the past 18 years.
In her spare time Miss Ramos truly enjoys traveling the world, hiking the Arizona trails, professionally competing in races, such as the Casa Grand Triathlon, Utah Valley Half Marathon, Pat Tillman Race, Mesa Turkey Trot and skydiving in Eloy, Arizona. Miss Ramos has volunteered thousands of hours as Music Chairperson at her church since 1996.