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Ron Schneider is the Associate Director for the Ferris State University Charter Schools Office. He began his career in public education in 1978, with 29 years spent in K-12 administration. Ron holds an M.A. in Educational Administration and a K-12 Administrative Certificate, along with a permanent Michigan Secondary Teacher Certificate. He came to Ferris in February 2016 from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), where he worked as an education consultant working with Michigan’s Public School Academies. Additionally, he provided specialized technical assistance to charter schools with priority status.
Prior to his work with MDE, Ron was the Superintendent of Crossroads Charter Academy in Big Rapids, as well as previously holding administrative positions in traditional public schools in Mount Pleasant, Spring Lake, Coleman, Brethren and Pineview. His responsibilities at Ferris include providing quality oversight and academic support to all FSU authorized public school academies that have been identified for intensified monitoring. This includes working with academy Boards of Directors, school improvement teams and data teams assessing academy academic progress.