Rammell was the only applicant, and Craig Barringer, Superintendent said, “It’s not uncommon for only one to apply for the position. In the past it’s been this way. The position requires a lot of time.”
Rammell replaces Jill Johnson, who Barringer said felt it was just time to step down and let someone else have the opportunity to serve on the board.
Barringer said Johnson did a terrific job as a board member and had been involved for 9 years.
Rammell says she enjoys working with children. “I have always had a sincere interest in the development and education of our youth. When my daughter approached school age, I was hoping to be involved at a more in-depth level.”
Being fairly new into the community, she said, “I see a good school system with a strong, administration and staff. The challenges that children face today will continue to change. With that, our educational system should also continue to change and advance. I would like to help our schools by providing support and assistance in a manner that promotes an excellent academic system in a positive environment.”
Rammell moved to Conrad in the spring of 2010. Prior to Conrad, she lived in Choteau, Great Falls, Billings and Bozeman. She was raised in the Great Falls area.
Rammell’s daughter is eight years old. She began kindergarten in Conrad and will be in second grade this year.
She said, “While living in the Billings area, I volunteered in the Laurel and Park City elementary schools. In Great Falls, I volunteered at the “old” St. Thomas Child and Family Center. Many years later I served on the board for the new St. Thomas Child and Family Center.”
Rammell adds, “I have always felt fortunate. I consider one of my career choices to be a community activity person. I have been teaching or coaching gymnastics for years. “
She said, “At present, I give my time at our own Golden Triangle Gymnastics and I help in the schools as needed.