John Ramirez Jr.,
Founding Executive Director

John Ramirez, Jr. is the proud father of two children. He shares the Eureka! Inclusive belief that no child should be excluded from the opportunity to succeed in school and life.

John is a performance-driven, forward-thinking, dynamic and accomplished leader of 23 years with broad experience in education, governing board relations, communications, human resources and fiscal management fields; A creative problem solver, with a proven record of creating successful strategic and operational improvement with large and diverse teams; Recognized as a strategic and operational leader among government, nonprofit organizations, foundations, business leaders and community partners regionally, statewide and nationally.


San Jose State University- Clear Professional Administrative Services Credential 2001 San Jose State University-Clear Pupil Personnel Services Credential 1996

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA of Education –Human Development 1995

Santa Clara University, BA Ethnic Studies 1994

Awards: 2010 Commendation, City of Salinas, 2005 ACSA Administrator of the Year, 2004 Alisal Betterment Association Educator of the Year