Tim Ramsey

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Adjunct Faculty
Office Hours Additional Information 
I do not have regular office hours because I am only on campus for classes in the evening. You may contact the adjunct office with any messages and they will be forwarded to me.


B.S. Community Health Education
Arizona State University
Secondary Education (courses for certification)
Arizona State University
M.Ed. Reading Education
Arizona State University
School Administration (courses for certification)
University of Phoenix

Tim Ramsey has been an educator for 40 years at the elementary, junior high and high school level.  He currently teaches reading courses for EMCC.  Tim retired from the education system in 2013 after spending 15 years as a teacher and then 15 additional years as an assistant principal and principal.  He has returned to the classroom, teaching seventh grade writing at Westwind Elementary School in Phoenix.

Tim was one of 24 instructors to be awarded Outstanding Adjunct Faculty honors for the Maricopa County Community College District in Fall 2012. 

Tim enjoys writing and has been awarded first place in the Arizona English Teachers Association "Teachers as Writers Competition" ten times (1996, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) and received Honorable Mention recognition for an tenth essay (2013). 

In addition, he has had essays published in eight Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies.  He has also published an ebook, The Hugs on My Shirt.

Academic Interests 
Reading, Writing, Biological Sciences, Teacher Education
College Service 
Spring 2010-present, Estrella Mountain Community College
Spring 2008-Spring 2013, Northern Arizona University
Fall 2009, Phoenix College
Spring 1984, Central Arizona College
District Service 
Spring 2010-present, Estrella Mountain Community College
Fall 2009, Phoenix College
Arizona English Teachers Association
Adjunct Faculty Association
Publications & Intellectual Contributions 

"Kindness Re-gifted," Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas, October 2016.


"The Pledge," American Legion (LegionTown USA), October 2016.



"Slipping into His World," The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (website), August 2016.



"To Serve Them All My Days: Embracing a Lifetime Commitment to the Children We Teach," Edutopia Discussion Board, August 2016.



"How Teachers Can Return Peace to the Planet," Edutopia Discussion Board, July 2016.



"My Father's Day," Alzheimer's Association (Desert Southwest Chapter, July 2016.



"In Defense of Character," Edutopia Discussion Board, June 2016.



"Trajectory: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Change Students' Lives," Edutopia Discussion Board, March 2016.



"Scream," Edutopia Discussion Board, March 2016.



"Apples," Edutopia Discussion Board, February 2016.



"Being Nice Isn't Enough: Supporting School Staff for Success," Edutopia Discussion Board, August 2015.



"Reading Flame," Edutopia Discussion Board, June 2015.



"Renumbered," Edutopia Discussion Board, May 2015.



"Father at School," Edutopia Discussion Board, May 2015.



"He Turns His Head," Alzheimer's Society (UK), March 2015.



"College Freshman," The American Legion (LegionTown), November 2014.



"Groceries," Arizona English Bulletin, Fall 2014.


"Getting to Know Them," Edutopia Discussion Board, August 2014.



"Aristotle, Maslow and Father O'Malley," Edutopia Discussion Board, August 2014.



"Powerful Little Bubbles," Edutopia Discussion Board, August 2014.



"Paperwork," Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What?" 2014.


"A Million Maybes," Alzheimer's Society (UK), July 2014.



"Silent Stories," The American Legion, July 2014.



"Words," care ADvantage, Alzheimer's Foundation of America, July 2014, pp.18-19.



"The Core Standards of Veterans Day," The American Legion, November 2013.



"Can I Eat Witchu?" Arizona English Bulletin, Fall 2013.


"Head Start," AFA Connections, Summer 2013.



The Hugs on My Shirt (ebook), Book Brewer, Inc., 2012.


"Honeymoon Muffins," Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love, 2011.


"Turtles," Parenting Special Needs Magazine, September/October 2011.



"All in a Day's Work," Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog's Life, 2011.


"The Healing Power of Children," Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales, 2010.



"The New Kid," Arizona English Bulletin, Spring 2010.


"Jump: A Tale of Adolescence,"  Arizona English Bulletin, 1996.

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
CRE101 View class details for College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (CRE101)College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
RDG100 View class details for Successful College Reading (RDG100)Successful College Reading SUM24 MAY 28 - JUN 27

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