Mrs. Deborah Rampanelli has been with St.
Katharine Drexel School since 1990. She teaches the fifth grade
students. Prior to her service at SKDS, Mrs. Rampanelli taught preschool
for one year and third grade for seven years. Both of her previous jobs
were in Lower Michigan.
Mrs. Rampanelli was born in Indiana. Her father was in the military so
she moved around a lot as a child. She attended many different schools,
including overseas. Her family finally settled in Upper Michigan, where
she graduated from high school.
Mrs. Rampanelli has been married to Bruce, a high school teacher, for
over 32 years. They have two adult daughters, Rebecca (married to
Matthew) and Sarah (married to Andrew). Both daughters are also teachers. Mrs. Rampanelli
also has two adorable grandsons named Sam and Theo.
In her spare time, Mrs. Rampanelli loves to cook and READ. She enjoys
traveling, music and attending Broadway musicals. She is also a Green
Bay Packer fan.
If you ask her why she became a teacher, Mrs. Rampanelli will tell you,
“I don’t really know. It is all I can ever remember that I wanted to
be.” Mrs. Rampanelli said the best parts of her job are the kids and her
Words of advice from Mrs. Rampanelli: “Always give it your all and try