A Day in the Life of Mrs. Ramer

Kate Bidwell

This is Mrs. Ramer’s first year teaching at Tilghman! She moved to Paducah from Tennessee this summer with her family because her husband is Broadway United Methodist Church’s new minister. Although Mrs. Ramer has only been teaching at Tilghman for three months, she has established herself as a kind, knowledgeable instructor. She displays these characteristics throughout her daily routine, which starts bright and early each day. 

Mrs. Ramer’s morning begins at 5 a.m. when her first alarm goes off. Twenty minutes later, her second alarm cues her to get ready for the day. Mrs. Ramer says she must have a cup of coffee each morning to get her day started. Once she and her children are ready, they leave at 6:30 to ensure they arrive at Tilghman between 6:40 and 6:45. Mrs. Ramer does not like to be rushed in the morning, so arriving early gives her plenty of time to get settled before the bell rings. 

Mrs. Ramer starts the school day with Honors English 102. She teaches several periods of this class, in addition to English 102 and AP Language and Composition. Mrs. Ramer insists she does not have a favorite class because she “really enjoys the differences between each of her classes. Each class has its own unique personality.”  

Although they are not her official favorites, the AP Language students love Mrs. Ramer’s class. Leon dos Remedios says Mrs. Ramer is “a really nice teacher. She is super informative and knowledgeable about the subject.”  

Lucas Wadley sums up the class as “complete epicness.”  

And Meghan Gruber says the class is so much fun because Mrs. Ramer makes the material “intriguing and interesting, while also making us learn.” 

After AP Lang, Mrs. Ramer gets an hour to herself for her planning period. During this time, Mrs. Ramer catches up on work, checks her email, and eats lunch with the other English teachers. Mrs. Ramer’s favorite lunch is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with crunchy peanut butter and “fancy-schmancy jelly; the fancier the better.” She likes to experiment with new types of jelly but does not like grape or orange marmalade.  

After Mrs. Ramer wraps up teaching for the day, she makes copies and finishes any remaining tasks before leaving the building at 3:30. Once she is home, she takes her dog for a walk. Then, Mrs. Ramer cooks supper, helps her daughter with homework, and enjoys dinner with her family. Mrs. Ramer is “really passionate” about this quality time. After dinner, Mrs. Ramer starts working yet again! She prepares her PowerPoints containing the next day’s instructions and interesting bell ringer prompts for her students. Mrs. Ramer says she “likes to have things scheduled and to have visuals to work with,” because she’s not a “fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants type of person.” After she gets everything ready for the next day, she goes to sleep! 

Mrs. Ramer says that she works 12 or more hours every day during the school year. However, she makes sure to not do schoolwork on Saturdays so she can enjoy her free time with her family. 

Tilghman students are extremely grateful for Mrs. Ramer’s dedication to her work and our education. We are thrilled she is a member of the PT family!