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Hi I'm Ramona.

I grew up in Oklahoma. I'm a wife, the mother of two young adults, and an educator. I love books. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I teach Language Arts and Social Studies to middle school students. I've been teaching for fourteen years (with a few years off when I was fortunate to be a stay at home mom), and I'm passionate about books. When my children were young and we lived in Houston, I started my first book club with a group of women from our local congregation. After our move to the Pacific Northwest, I started another book club. These monthly book gatherings enrich my life, expand my horizons, and most importantly provide the time for me to connect with dear friends!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a fifth generation Mormon from Oklahoma. While I have a strong family heritage in the church, the quest to develop my faith is an ongoing journey. When I was in my teens, I read the Book of Mormon for the first time and prayed to know of its truthfulness. I received a strong impression at that time which has been reinforced many times since that this book is true. As a young adult, I decided to serve a mission to share my faith with others. My 18 months serving in Hong Kong were years of growth for me as I learned to speak Cantonese, shared my faith, and loved the people. I am grateful for the love of my Savior and my Heavenly Father which sustains me through the challenges of life.

How I live my faith

I love helping others, and my church community provides many opportunities for service whether it's helping with food drives, clothing collections, feeding the homeless, or reaching out to women who may need a helping hand or listening ear. I love going to church each Sunday where I currently serve as an assistant teacher in the Sunday class for five and six-year-olds. It's a big switch from my week spent with middle schoolers! I love participating with the community of saints each week where I gain renewed strength to follow my Savior and live His teachings.