Javier Ramirez is a high school teacher at Palmview High School. Ramirez began his career in education in 1998 for the La Joya Independent School District. He teaches 9th and 10th grade English Resource, and is also an inclusion teacher. His expertise in the Special Education field entails working with students with learning disabilities, autism and other disabilities that make learning difficult for students.
Javier graduated from UT Pan American with a bachelor’s in education with a major in Kinesiology, and a minor in Special Education. He was chairperson for the Special Education Department at Juarez Lincoln High School from 2003 to 2007. He was a little league coach at the Palmview Boys and Girls Club from the late 90’s to 2001.
Javier owned and operated his own business for about 9 years in Mission. He was also a member of the La Joya ISD Crime-stoppers for two years in 2003 and 2004.
Javier’s most notable achievements include helping his two children through college. His son, Javier Andres Ramirez, has a bachelor’s in Exercise Science and is currently working on a Masters in Business Administration. His daughter, Gina Rhea Ramirez, has a Masters in Rehabilitation. Both he and his wife, Terrla Ramirez, also an educator, have instilled in their children the importance of God, family and education.
Javier’s desire to be involved in politics comes at a time when he has both the time and energy to serve his community. His career as an educator and business owner has been a very rewarding experience, and he would like to give something back to the community that has made him successful. Ramirez wants to make Palmview more inclusive; a place where all citizens are given an opportunity to partake in their city government. He wants to promote entrepreneurship while taking care of the needs of existing businesses. Ramirez’s dream is to see every business thrive and convert Palmview into a vibrant community that every citizen can be proud of. It is his plan to work cohesively with schools in Palmview to address the needs and issues that affect their daily life.