The Melito Ramírez de Washington State named the first recognition of the employees of the Inspirational School of America (RISE) 'Awarde New Award Honors One Classified School Employee annually on May 18, 2021 Contact : Press Office, (202) 401-1576, Press @
  • Us The Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, today announced the selection of Melito Ramírez, an intervention specialist at Walla Walla High School in the state of Washington, as the first awarding of employees of the Nation inspiring school.

    This new honor, established by Congress in 2019, the outstanding contributions of employees of school employees classified to K-12 education in the United States.

    "I am pleased to recognize Mr. Ramírez as a more deserving employee who has demonstrated courage and creativity every day during the decades of service, since he inspires students in the state of Washington," said the Secretary of Education of the United States, Miguel Cardona. The work of education education professionals too often is not recognized. However, especially in this pandemic year, they have made some of the most extraordinary contributions to keep our communities safe and support our students and schools. I am honored to recognize them by the heroes. They are ".

    gov. Jay inslee de Washington said:" I congratulate Mr. Ramírez for being the classified staff of the year. This honor recognizes the commitment of it to support students at Walla Walla High School. In the words of him, educators and school staff are combined tutors, enablers and caregivers. In one, and Mr. Ramírez really understands how construction relations with students may have positive impacts that last a generation and beyond. "

    Chris Reykdal, the Superintendent of the State of Washington, said: "Because of his full career, Mr. Ramírez has gone beyond his students, their families and their community as a whole. Mr. Ramírez shows us that a high quality K-12 education is not limited to the walls of a classroom or the daily calendar. He has dedicated his career to empower his students to pursue his dreams, and I am very proud to honor him this way. "

    About his 40-year career, Ramírez has worked for Multiple school districts in more than A dozen different roles, such as the Migrant Ho Me, Visitor, Summer School Coordinator, Special Education Secretary and Bus Driver. Ramírez now held home visits, bridge the gap between the house and school for the Spanish-speaking families, and works to ensure mental health and technological resources that students need.

    Ramírez helped organize a night school in English and Spanish for adults in the Walla Walla community. Students as they apply and participate in juvenile leadership programs, such as a mentor and buse controller. And, it is attributed to the decrease in tensions between the members of rival gangs in the Decade of 1990, when the gang conflict was high in the Walla Walla area by coordinating the activities supervised at night and the weekend.

    Events that lead to the selection of Ramírez began in April 2019 when Congress approved the recognition of achievement in the Act of School Employees Classifieds (Public Law 116-13), which establishes: "The Secretary will choose A classified school employee to receive the recognition of employees of the inspiring school of the year. "

    For this inaugural competition, the Department of Education received 32 nominations of 20 states covering paraprofessional, office and administrative services, transportation services, food services and nutrition,


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