LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The Laredo Independent School District is mourning the life of a former superintendent and educational pioneer.
According to the school district, Graciela Ramirez dedicated 39 years of her life to the students of LISD.
She served as the district's first female superintendent back in 1995.
Mrs. Ramirez earned her Associate of Arts Degree from Laredo Junior College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, and a Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas. She obtained a supervisors, mid-management, and superintendent certificates.
She served as Director of Federal Programs, Assistant Director of Federal Projects, and Evaluator for Title I Federal Projects. She also served as Drug Education Curriculum Coordinator and was a classroom teacher at Christen Middle School.
Mrs. Ramirez took great personal interest in the achievements of LISD children. Her passion for student success was evident in the many innovative programs she introduced during her tenure.
Mrs. Ramirez and her husband, Rafael, have one daughter and one grandson.
Laredo ISD Board of Trustees President Hector “Tito” Garcia offered his statement of condolence on behalf of the district:
“Laredo ISD is in mourning over the passing of Graciela Ramirez who dedicated her entire career to the district. She spent a majority of her life working for the children of our community, engaged in the betterment of education for their benefit, and fighting for opportunities our students deserve. My heart and prayers go out to her family, friends, colleagues, and former students.”