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Ron Veronda is an educator, author, speaker and emissary of social change. He has over four decades of experience as a teacher, school principal, college lecturer and educational innovator. He began teaching at age 20 and has taught nearly every grade level.
After seeing schools change drastically for the worse during his first twenty years as an educator, Ron moved beyond his regular duties to look for solutions. In 1993, he co-founded The Children's Consulting Center in San Mateo, California, a think tank and action center for children, parents and educators. Two years later he created an alternative school within a public school system, tailored for troubled teens. Choices in Life School modeled a different, more effective way of educating youth.
For the last fifteen years, Ron has intently taught graduate-level university classes, conducted workshops and participated in conferences in the United States and abroad. He is the author of A Renaissance in Education: Creating a Wiser, Healthier and Less Violent World (2015, No More Turning Away: A Revolution in Education, Solutions for a Violent World (2001) and contributing author to Educating for Humanity: Rethinking the Purposes of Education, by Mike Seymour (Paradigm Publishers, 2004).
He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.