DoDEA Europe South District Teacher of the Year 2023

Timothy Ramey, Europe South District TOY

Mr. Timothy Ramey as the DoDEA Europe South District 2023 Teacher of the Year

VICENZA, ITALY — March 1, 2022 — Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe South Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Arrington is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Timothy Ramey as the DoDEA Europe South District 2023 Teacher of the Year. “Mr. Ramey is an amazing math and science teacher. He has shown the critical ability to make these complex subjects come to life for his students in unique and creative ways. He is highly deserving of this recognition”, Dr. Arrington said.

Mr. Ramey teaches sixth grade math and science at Vicenza Middle School. Mr. Ramey believes in the importance of teaching the content standards but is also focused on bringing math alive through interactive and engaging lessons. He is passionate about finding opportunities to support military connected students and the unique challenges they face. He believes in the power that schools have in shaping the minds and hearts of future generations and takes that responsibility as a personal mission.

“In order for information to be securely held by students, lessons must be presented and implemented in creative and memorable ways”, Ramey says. “Creative and memorable lessons are possibly even more important when it comes to math education as this approach serves to create lasting impressions and promote lifelong learning.” 

Ramey earned his Master of Arts in mathematics education from Western Governors University and his Bachelor of Arts in elementary education with a middle school math and science endorsement from Central Washington University. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in business management with an emphasis on finance from Brigham Young University - Idaho.  

Mr. Ramey was invited to co-present at the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics conference, is a previous nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and was selected for the competitive honor of attending the Space Academy for Educators Program at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  He is proud to be a part of a great education system and of being a teacher leader not only in his school but also his district.  

Mr. Ramey now moves on to the DoDEA Teacher of the Year program.