About Mrs. Cynthia Ramirez ...
Position: School Counselor
Welcome to Navarrete Elementary School! My name is Cynthia Ramirez, and I am thrilled to part of the Navarrete team as the school counselor. I am extremely excited to be a part of the Nighthawk family & community!
My Education and Professional Background
I am a native of Arizona, growing up in Tucson, I am lucky to say I have had the ability to learn so much about my identity and culture, being in a community where diversity is appreciated, honored and celebrated! I have been in the helper field for over 15 years, having had the honor of learning in various spaces such as: DCS (on both the child welfare side as well as the behavioral health side); leading substance use groups for adolescents and adults; providing individual and family therapy in the community mental health space, working alongside various stakeholders to support progress through various initiatives and programs throughout Arizona. I have a double masters in professional counseling & addiction counseling from GCU and began to pursue my doctorate through ASU (although this goal is on a slight pause 😊) and am also a certified school counselor.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family -husband, three girls, basset hound & chihuahua mix. I enjoy CrossFit, hiking and trying out new coffee shops! I also have a passion for sharing my culture with others and have had the opportunity to do so through Ballet Folklorico, both as a student and as a teacher.
My Educational Philosophy
I truly believe that connectivity is key to any relationship! Without a sense of belonging, we find ourselves feeling isolated, lost, etc. My belief system encompasses values, such as, transparency, vulnerability and inclusivity. I believe that we all have a story to tell, that is unique to us. Telling our story is important because it helps us connect to others, support our healing, affirms our identities and leaves a legacy! My hope is that every student can share their story with pride and see the resiliency in their own healing.