Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Brown Reappoints MALDEF’S Regional Counsel Nancy Ramirez to Teacher Credentialing Body
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday reappointed Nancy Ramirez, western regional counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, where she has served since 2011.
Ramirez, 49, has held her present position at MALDEF since 2007, and was a staff attorney for the organization from 1991 to 1997. Before returning to MALDEF, she was managing attorney of the Consumer Unit at the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice in Boyle Heights from 2001 to 2005 and executive director of the center from 2005 to 2007.
She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the State Bar in 1991. She began her legal career at what was then Whitman & Ransom.
Ramirez was an adjunct professor at USC Gould School of Law from 2003 to 2004, teaching legal writing. She was assistant director of outreach at the California Complete Count Campaign from 1999 to 2000 and was director of Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s Washington D.C. office in 1999 and of her Orange County office from 1997 to 1998.
She lives in Monterey Park and served on the city’s personnel board from 2003 to 2008.
Appointment to the credentialing commission requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Ramirez is a Democrat.
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