Sylvia Ramirez is a Professor Emeritus at MiraCosta College in California. As Program Coordinator and Department Chair at the college, she provided leadership in establishing managed enrollment, student learning outcomes, and transitioning adults to academic and career preparation. Her more than forty years in adult ESL includes multilevel classes, vocational ESL, family literacy, distance learning, and college and career readiness. She has presented numerous times at the local, state, and national level. In 2011, she received the California Community Colleges Hayward Award for excellence in education. Her MA is in education/counseling, and she has certificates in TESOL and online training.