Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute 2016
Ramon Espinal is an elementary school teacher. He has been teaching at Rosa Parks Elementary School in City Heights since the fall of 1997. Ramon has worked with the San Diego Unified School District for about 30 years. He was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in New York City, and has lived in San Diego since 1983. From 1985 to mid-1986, Ramon worked as an organizer for the Service Employees International Union, Local 102 and prior to that he worked with the San Diego Association of Retarded Citizens. Ramon attended the City College of New York and later San Marcos State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Science.
At present Ramon is the Chair of Educate for the Future, a community alliance of teachers, parents, members of SDUSD Board of Trustees and community leaders, where they lobby and advocate around education.
He is also on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Education Association (SDEA), and prior to that he served for 15 years on the Board of Directors of the City Heights Community Development Corporation; including serving as Board President.