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Dr. Stefanie C. Ramsey

Dr. Stefanie C. Ramsey serves as the K-12 Coordinator for Health & Physical Education, Driver Education and Athletics for Richmond Public Schools in Richmond, Virginia. She is completing her 25th year in education. Prior to this position she was a department chair and physical education teacher at John Marshall High School for eighteen years. On two occasions during her eighteen years teaching, she was the named ‘Teacher of the Year’. Since beginning her tenure as Coordinator, she has created many initiatives to enhance the learning and experiences of the students in Richmond Public Schools. Dr. Ramsey created the first online course for Richmond Public Schools. She established the Athletic Hall of Fame for the district. In 2019, she partnered the schools with NFHS in bringing live streaming of district activities and athletics to her school division as first in the state of Virginia. Dr. Ramsey has partnered with Virginia Commonwealth University to establish a STEM in Sports learning initiative in thirty four schools. Dr. Ramsey holds a Bachelor of Science in health and physical education and a Master’s degree in Supervision and Leadership. She received her Doctorate degree in Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. One of the mantras that she lives by is ’When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another (Hellen Keller). Continue Reading

David Monday

David Monday is Chairman of Commonwealth Retirement Advisors, a Richmond based firm that helps those in and near retirement plan for their future and manage their assets. David completed his undergraduate education at VCU. In David received a Master’s of Science (Gerontology) from the VCU/MCV School of Allied Health Professions.

David is active in the community and serves on the board of Jewish Family Services. He is past Chairman of The Richmond Forum and Family Lifeline. David served as Chief Client Officer of a major investment firm prior to joining Commonwealth. He is also a member of Bon Air Baptist Church.

David is married to Susan Monday who is a former Chair of Dancing Classrooms Greater Richmond. They enjoy ballroom dancing, reading and spending time with their three children and four grandchildren.

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Beth Gordon

I am so honored to be a part of DCGR! There is nothing better than seeing the smiles and sense of pride on the students’ faces during the team challenges. A fairly recent ballroom dance enthusiast, it has become a true passion, and I dance as often as possible! Working at Rigby’s Jig as an instructor, focusing mostly on wedding couples has been so much fun. I am a board member of the newly formed Greater Richmond Dance Project.

Volunteer work is a big part of my life, and I currently work as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia. Dancing with residents at local retirement homes and assisted living facilities is also a love.

I play volleyball at RVC (although my current goal is to not get hurt, so I can still dance!), and recently ended my time at Collegiate School as a volleyball coach. My son, Max, is in his last year at Wake Forest University.

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Phil Sisk

Phil Sisk

Phil Sisk is District Director of USA Dance for the district that encompasses Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Delaware. In that capacity he works with chapters in all of those states to help with any issues that arise regarding the operation of a local chapter. He also emcees dance events across the country and still teaches part time, primarily to beginning dancers.

He is also an accredited judge for the International Federation of Body Builders and has judged competitions in five different countries over the years.

Phil is excited about the growth of Dancing Classrooms in Richmond and hopes to see these dancers continue their dance training after the classes end here.

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Kamran Raika

Kamran Raika

Growing up in Argentina, I was able to develop a unique perspective on the overall connectedness of our global economy. Having the opportunity to study in Rome and through other travels, I have pushed myself to have a broader perspective when it comes to an investment philosophy. I graduated with bachelor degrees in both finance and international business from Temple University. My Career in investment consulting began in 1993 when I worked at Prudential Securities, a predecessor of Wells Fargo Advisors.

I hold a Certificate in Financial Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University, and I am part of a select group at Wells Fargo Advisors as a Fundamental Choice Portfolio Manager.

In the community I serve on the Richmond Symphony Board. I am a founding member and serve on the Board of Dancing Classrooms of Richmond, Virginia, an organization dedicated to raising confidence and self-esteem in children through the practice of social dance. I have served as the President of the Virginia Center for Latin American Art, a non-profit created to provide art programs for children in at risk communities with a growing Latino population. I am Vice Chair and founding member of the Corporate Network for the VAHCC.

I enjoy all the great outdoor activities the Richmond area has to offer. You may find me on the roads cycling, running or mountain biking the trails or kayaking down the James River. I live in Midlothian with my wife Dr. Ana Raika a practicing dentist since 2001, we have three very busy boys: Navid, Ricardo and Alejandro.

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC

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