Trauma Informed Schools Coordinator, Tigard-Tualatin School District
Alfonso Ramirez led a successful 3-year Trauma Informed Schools pilot project at Tigard High in Oregon. It was the first of its kind in a large comprehensive high school of 2,000 students. As a result of this Trauma Informed work, Tigard High was nominated for Washington Count Public Health Department’s Partner of the Year Award in 2018 and 2019. Tigard High School’s Trauma Informed work was also featured on the HBO Show, Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas.
Alfonso holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Arizona. He is certified in the Neurosequential Model of Education and was a former Sanctuary Model Trainer. He is the owner of Trauma Informed Consulting, LLC and has over 25 years of experience working with vulnerable children, youth and families as an Educator, a Mental Health Clinician and Program Administrator. Alfonso previously managed the Children and Families Behavioral Health Services Unit at the Oregon Health Authority.