PBS Digital Innovator 2018

Debra Turchetti-Ramm

Debra Turchetti-Ramm Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island PBS
  • Johnston Public Schools
  • Johnston, Rhode Island

Deb Ramm is a National Board Certified Teacher, formerly teaching fourth grade for 20 years and now in a new role in her district as Instructional Technology Coordinator. Deb was a 2015 PBS Lead Digital Innovator, her district’s Teacher of the Year in 2016, a FuseRI Fellow since 2014, an awardee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 2014 and president of the Rhode Island Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. She helps to build technology competencies of students and teachers across her district, provides technology-based professional learning opportunities for educators across the state, and develops strategies for personalization through blended learning.

Fun Fact: Deb has flown and jumped from a plane (luckily, not the same one!)...ironic, since many of her days feel like she's building the plane as she's flying it!

Follow Debra on Twitter, @deb_ramm.