Monica Haydee Ramos
Supporting family and community engagement, she is currently leading the NLU Parent Leadership Program in collaboration with the Chicago Public Schools and Gamaliel of Metro Chicago. Her efforts on unparalleled student experience led to the approval of her proposal to the Direction of International Relations in the Secretariat of Education in Jalisco. She received the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) Scholarship in two occasions. These scholarships provided extra financial support to low- income, non FAFSA eligible Mexican students.
On a volunteer basis, she is the founding Director of ICET’s (International Council on Education for Teaching) Emerging Leaders in Teacher Education (ELITE) program. The ICET ELITE builds leadership capacity among talented teacher candidates, teachers, new school administrators and teacher educators seeking to internationalize their learning environments. She is also an International Literacy Ambassador with The World Literacy Council, a global body representing literacy NGOs, connecting, engaging and empowering the global literacy community for the benefit of literacy advancement worldwide.
She currently serves on the advisory boards of Mujeres de HACE and Passages Educational Fund. She is also an active member of the Mexican Talent Network (Red De Talentos Mexicanos), Chicago Chapter. In 2014 she was recognized with the Yolotlmeztli Award presented by the Binational Institute of Human Development for her contributions as an educational leader for students of color. And the Ocelote Award, for her commitment to community development through leadership and education from the University of the Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA).
In 2014, she presented her work on “The impact of cultural immersion to prepare and support racially and ethnically diverse, first generation pre-service teachers” at the World Literacy Summit in Oxford, England. In June 2015, she presented her latest research on "Culturally relevant support to reduce attrition among bilingual teachers in urban school settings" at the 59th ICET World Assembly at the University of Naruto in Japan.
She has participated in nationally recognized leadership programs, such as the Young Non- for Profit Professional Network (YNPN)/Executive Service Corps of Chicago (ESC) Leadership Institute, Águila Latino Leadership, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) Leadership Academy, and Mujeres de HACE Latina Leadership Program.