Katy Ramezani, Ed.D.

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Ed.D., Urban Leadership, University of Southern California
M.A., Curriculum & Instruction, Chapman University
B.A., Psychology, California State University, Fullerton

For more than 20 years, Dr. Ramezani has worked in the Orange County Department of Education, in the Alternative, Community, and Correctional Education Schools and Services (ACCESS). She started her career in ACCESS as a paraeducator in juvenile hall, She has taught in community and correctional school settings, as well as traditional schools, teaching 1st, 3rd, and 4th-5th grade levels.

Dr. Ramezani earned her Ed.D. in Urban Leadership from the University of Southern California. The research for her dissertation topic was “Use of Technology with At-Risk Students in an Alternate Education Setting”. The premise of the research was to investigate how online classes are used in a county-operated alternative school program to maximize student achievement while optimizing existing financial and staffing resources to implement this goal. Her dissertation was published as a book in 2o11.

She currently serves as the Director of Educational Programs and Services in ACCESS. She is the committee chair for Juvenile Court, Community and Alternative School Administrators of California (JCCASAC). JCCASAC’s mission is to support student success by creating a collegial network of county office administrators who research and share best practices regarding new and innovative program options for at-risk students, provide training and assistance to new administrators; encourage legislation that advocates for the learning needs of all students; and give input and guidance to the superintendents relative to the diverse needs of the student population.