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Diane Northrop Ramirez, American education educator. Achievements include development of curriculum guides for trainable mentally retarded. Named Outstanding Teacher, Foundation Exceptional Children, 1968-1969.


Ramirez, Diane Northrop was born on December 22, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Daughter of James Abraham and Sharma Ann (Swank) Chamberlin.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio State University, 1967. Student, Columbus College Art & Design, 1964—1965. Master in Special Education, California State College, Los Angeles, 1971.

Doctor of Education, University Southern California, 1987.


Teacher arts, crafts Recreation Department, Columbus, Ohio, 1966-1967. Consultant Family Effectiveness, Coachella Valley, California,1968-1979. Consultant trainable mentally retarded, Riverside County, California, 1968-1970.

Teacher secondary trainable mentally retarded Riverside County (California) Superintendent Schools, 1968-1969, teacher elementary trainable mentally retarded, 1969-1970. Teacher bilingual language development Desert Sands Unified Sch.Dist., Indio, California, 1970. Teacher secondary remedial reading Coachella Valley High School, Thermal, California, 1971-1972, teacher, developer secondary educationally handicapped, 1972-1974.

Counselor, instructor for handicapped, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California, 1974-1975. Director disabled programs and services, associate, then professor special & higher education, 1975-1993, accreditation liaison officer, self study chair, 1988^, administrative assistant to vice president educational services, 1990-1993. Facilitator Region 9/California Community Colls.

Handicap Programs & Services, since 1980. Field reader Disadvantaged Programs, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1979, Institutional Aid Programs unites states department Education, 1984, 85, South Carolina.U.P. for unites states department Education, 1991. Named Outstanding Teacher, Foundation Exceptional Children, 1968-1969.


  • Achievements include development of curriculum guides for trainable mentally retarded.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Guide: Education of Handicapped Adults, 1978.


Member National Education Association, California Teachers Association, Educare Professional Education Foundation, Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Association Women in Community and Junior Colls., Community Colls. Humanities Association, Faculty Association California Community Colls., Soroptimists (president Palm Desert club 1990-1991, officer 1987-1990), Phi Delta Kappa.


Married Richard Moreno Ramirez, February 10, 1973. Children: Ronan Northrop, Roderic Northrop.

James Abraham Chamberlin

Sharma Ann (Swank) Chamberlin

Richard Moreno Ramirez

Ronan Northrop Ramirez

Roderic Northrop Ramirez