About Coach Ratliff – Bio

MeMe Ratliff was born and raised in Paintsville, KY and graduated from Johnson Central High School in 1990. She graduated as the honor undergrad student in HPER from Morehead State University (class of 95) and was the honor grad student from MSU when she earned her Master’s degree in December of 2000.

Her teaching career began in 1995 at Meade Memorial Elementary in Johnson County, KY. She taught at Meade for two years and coached girls basketball at Central Elementary (county champions in 1996), Johnson Central High School girls softball coach and asst. swim coach. During this time, she was an instructor of CPR/first aid and life guarding through the American Red Cross.

In 1997, Coach Ratliff was hired at Greenwood Elementary in Louisville, KY. She teaches physical education, health and career studies. She is also the Health Promotion Schools of Excellence (HPSE) coordinator. In 2011, Greenwood formed a Cross Country team, and she serves as the head coach.  She also serves as the Run Louisville Run sponsor, Jr. BETA Club sponsor, and Quick Recall Academic Coordinator.  She also serves as the JCPS Professional Learning Committee team lead of the “Jedi” – a job alike elementary group of physical educators.

MeMe is a former member of the Morehead State University Alumni Board of Directors, and currently serves as an MSU Alumni Ambassador for the city of Louisville. She is a former advisor of the Gamma Psi chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma, and belongs to her state (KAPHERD) and national (SHAPE America) professional organizations. She is also an active member of River City Worship Center.  She is the 2013 KY Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year and has Director of Physical Activity through NASPE and a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council (Gates TAC).

She has one son, William Burton Titlow, a sixth grader at Farnsley Middle School. After his diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome (an autism spectrum disorder), she has strived to assist families in the community in their struggles as special needs parents.

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