Ramón Abajo, worked as a classroom teacher for almost 20 years. Ramón has worked in bilingual and English-only classrooms at the elementary and secondary levels. He has received many awards, including "Teacher of the Year" in 1990 (Desert Sands Unified School District, CA). He worked as a high school technology coordinator, and played a key role in the "New Media Academy" in conjunction with the Los Angeles Workforce. I am an artist and free spirit, who finds pleasure and satisfaction in fulfilling educational needs. He is a frequent speaker at educational conferences such as CABE (California Bilingual Education), and more recently at Techno-Caribe, Puerto Rico. Ramón brings a fresh approach to today's educational challenges.
MY TEACHING STYLE
As a result of his nearly 20 year teaching career (In Spain, The United Kingdom, and Los Angeles County, California), Ramón experienced a need for uniform, easy-to-use computer software, which was both effective and affordable for teachers. He assembled a team of colleagues who joined the effort to make his vision a reality, and thus DownHill Publishing was founded.
HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT
I am a member of a large number of Professional Associations and publications such as: The Book Business, The Art Book, The Fine Books and Collections, The New York Public Library, The Piermont Morgan Library, The NY Center of the Book Arts, The NY Society of Calligraphers, The Society of Guilders, The Jewish Museum, and AFEDA (Association of Book-Binders), IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting)
MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
2001 Ph.D in Applied Linguistics
1998 Master in English
2003 Master in Administration
1991 Bachelor in Arts
2001 TESOL 2000
TEFL 2000 CLAD
ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Ramon Abajo is committed to creating exceptional products to help change the way people across the world teach, learn, communicate, and enjoy the beauty of culture. DownHill Publishing is dedicated to providing innovative technologies and teaching resources. We are extremely devoted to ensuring that our products, employees, sites, and suppliers follow the commitments we have made to socially responsible business practices. We have donated the licensing of Fonts4Teachers to ICON Group International.