Dr. Ramos should receive this award, because Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind was in a terrible shape before he came in. In just three years, he has turned this school around and gotten it accredited. How many people can say they've done the same?
Please vote for Angel Ramos. Even the Deaf Hawaii community is proud of him for making it better for the Deaf school. The Deaf Hawaii kids need a principal who can talk with them in sign language directly, NOT through an interpreter as a third person. I believe Mr. Ramos is a great role model for the kids as well as a life changer for us all. He’s Deaf, and he can sign in American Sign Language (ASL).
I strongly support that Bilingual Education (Bi-Bi) is a very important tool for Deaf Kids, using both ASL and English at the same time, for better education and better mental health. Mr. Ramos is making it possible with good results. Good job, Angel.
Dr. Ramos has increased Language rich environment at this school. Deaf children perform better skills in any course. Dr. Ramos is passionate about his work ensuring that these Deaf children’s families are included to ensure their communication accessibility. He deserves this award for being a life changer for children, parents, & community wide.
In the short time that I was able to work with you, I learned SO much about myself and how to always be positive. You always inspired me to be the best "me" that I could be which carried over to my teaching. Thank you so much and I look forward to working with you again soon!
I want Angel principal back work to HSDB Because he is good person and help to deaf students about new idea different of opportunities in school that’s great.
Dr. Angel Ramos is a true gentleman who inspires and elevates almost EVERYBODY from all walks of life. He is an angel to many of us. He has opened many doors for the Deaf Education, no matter how challenging. First time in Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind, he achieved the official accreditation for this school. Both Deaf and hearing students love him. Please vote for him.
I have been a Teacher of the Deaf on Maui for over a decade. I’ve seen a few Principals of the Hawaii School for the Deaf come and go. Having worked with Dr. Ramos and engaged with d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing (d/DHH) keiki (children), I was so amazed at the turn around. The campus has not only seen structural upgrades, but the rigor and dedication to provide best practices in Deaf education is being met at the highest level. Access to direct communication and resources from the larger Deaf community at the local, state and national level is now available to Hawaii’s teachers and Deaf students through Dr. Ramos’s leadership style, ASL skill, and personal experiences as a Deaf leader and change agent.
The future for Hawaii’s d/Deaf students is on the right path. Just as the native Hawaiian people look up to their Kapunas who share the needs of the Hawaiian people based on Intricate first hand experience with Hawaiian culture and values; the Deaf community has gained their own Deaf Leader advocating the needs of d/DHH students and teachers with attention to Deaf Culture and Deaf values. This kind of leadership at HSDB is historic and essential!