Welcome back KLA students and parents. My name is David Ramenofsky. The 2018-2019 school year will be my eighth year at Keiller Leadership Academy. I graduated from John Carroll University, a small private school in the Cleveland, OH area, in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in elementary education. In 2010 I received my masters in special education from California State San Marcos.
The past few years have been monumental in my life. My wife gave birth to our son Leo in 2010. Fourteen months later we welcomed our identical twin girls, Romy and Nell, into the world. In just a matter of over a year our family grew from 2 to 5. Today Leo is in 2nd grade and my girls are both entering 1st grade. It has been challenging but rewarding.
I have been working with students through grades K-12 in many capacities for the last 20 years. I worked on the south side of Chicago, Portland (OR), and Del Mar. In Del Mar I worked at a school for children with learning difficulties for six years before starting at Keiller Leadership Academy in Sept. 2011. Most of my teaching has focused on Math, Science, Special Education and athletics. I find that my experiences with students of varying ages, levels, talents/skills, and cultural backgrounds have helped me work with all of the diversities that kids bring to the classroom.
For the past two years I worked hard to obtain my moderate/severe special education credential because I was working that demographic primarily at KLA. For the 2018-2019 school year I will transition back into the general education classroom supporting and collaborating with the Math and Special Education department.