Wife, mother, grandmother, teacher are a few words that describe me. My husband, Sam, a minister, is the Assistant Director of International Missions for our church denomination. We have two children, a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law, and six grandchildren ranging in age from 16 to 3. I have an English Education degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, a Masters degree in English from Southeast Missouri State University, and post-graduate hours from universities in Florida and Missouri. Even though I have taught pre-school through university classes, every current teaching assignment is my favorite. I have lived and taught in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, and Jamaica, but now we are settled in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. I have taught at Jackson High School for nine years and am beginning my tenth. I teach AP English, LA III, LA II, and when needed, college writing. Students have called me "mean," but I'm not; however, I am strict. I expect my students to act in a responsible way and do what is expected of them. I do have high expectations for which I will never apologize. I love my students and pray for them daily. Most of my time during the school year is consumed with grading papers and planning lessons; however, I find time to play the piano, sing, sew, read, and play with my grandchildren. During the summer I spend as much time as possible with my family going to T-Ball games, Little League games, having tea parties and swimming. I love my life and I love being who I am--Mrs. Ramdial.