Ronald Williamson, Ed.D.

Ron Williamson is a professor of leadership and counseling at Eastern Michigan University. Previously, he taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and was a teacher, principal, and executive director of instruction in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, Public Schools.


Ron also served as executive director of the National Middle School Association, a as member of Middle Level Council of the National Associ­ation of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and as president of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. He received the Gruhn-Long-Melton Award from NASSP in recognition of lifetime achievement in secondary school leadership, the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the Alumni Teaching Excellence Award from Eastern Michigan University.


The author of more than 100 books, chapters, papers, and articles in all the major professional journals serving middle and high school teachers and administrators, Ron works with schools throughout the country on issues of school improvement.


Ron provided direct services to several large urban school districts when he was selected by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation to act as a leadership coach in its national school reform project. He also worked with the Galef Institute in Los Angeles on a Comprehensive School Reform project to improve schools in New York City, Houston, Louisville, and Los Angeles. Ron is also the evaluator of the Principals Leadership Program, a project of the Oregon Gear-Up Program.


Ron's website for leaders.


Articles by Ron and Barbara.


Continue to read about the team: Dr. Abbigail Armstrong, Dr. Barbara Blackburn, Dr. Brad Witzel, and Melissa Miles. 

Ron Williamson's Vitae
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