Ramona Fontaine

Ramona Fontaine

Ramona was born in Boston and grew up in Chelsea, Massachusetts. She started her high school career in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but finished her high school years at Suffield Academy. Being an alum with an amazing Suffield experience, Ramona knew that this would be the perfect job for her. After falling in love with the sport of volleyball, she went on to play volleyball at Southern New Hampshire University. Ramona graduated from SNHU in 2022 with a bachelor's degree in justice studies, along with biology and psychology minors. In the summer of 2022, she completed an internship at the Boston Juvenile Court and started her Suffield teaching career in the fall of 2022. 

Ramona teaches Biology and Forensics, and assists with coaching varsity volleyball. She lives in Montgomery Street House as a dorm parent. Outside of work, Ramona enjoys painting, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her adopted dog Lily. 


What is your favorite book? 
A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

Which of your roles at Suffield Academy do you relish the most? 
Coaching volleyball at Suffield has been a joy. Being able to share what I have learned throughout my years of playing has endless benefits for both the girls and I. I have learned a lot from the girls and look forward to coaching next year!

What is something you believe one can never over-invest in? 
Self-love. Everyone defines self-love in their own way. It can be working out, traveling, going to the salon, etc. Each individual has the power to love and support themselves. You can never over-invest in yourself. 

What is/are your prized possession(s)? 
My dog and my digital camera.

Where were you born? 

What do you love about where you are from?
The diversity. Living right outside of Boston, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, there were many different cultures present. You learned a lot about different backgrounds, religions, and cultures. There are many benefits to growing up in a city where there are different views, morals, foods, and people. I wouldn’t have traded that for anything. 

What is your favorite song of all time? 
“Listen” by Beyoncé

What is your favorite food? 
Macaroni and cheese, just as long as it is not out of the box haha. 

What has been the most interesting thing you have learned from a student? 
A student taught me about the most interesting sport I’ve ever heard of: underwater rugby.