Born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1938, Ronald was educated in the public schools before attending the Chicago Art Institute. After service in the army, he completed his B.F.A. Degree in Art and English at Drake University in 1963. He then began a forty-year teaching career at five college preparatory independent schools in California, Missouri and Florida, taking time to earn his M.A. Degree in English from the University of Wyoming, where he studied with scholar Keith Hull and poet and novelist Robert Roripaugh. In 1989, he studied at Yad Vashem Institute, Jerusalem, Israel; more recently he has studied at the University of Wales, Swansea. The father of five adult children, Ronald lives with his wife in Orlando, Florida. While Ronald retired from teaching in 2002 and part time teaching in 2005, he continues to be active a s a second grade Read2Succeed mentor at Lake George Elementary School in Orlando.
Teaching, Reading, Writing
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