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.
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.
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)
2001 Ph.D in Applied Linguistics 1998 Master in English 2003 Master in Administration 1991 Bachelor in Arts 2001 TESOL 2000 TEFL 2000 CLAD 2000 BCLAD
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.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Foreign Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Critical Thinking, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Products For TpT Sellers, American Sign Language, Handwriting, Early Intervention