"We can no longer be servants of what is or what was; what we can do is work as partners in learning with students to help them discover and determine for themselves what might be and what and whom they might become."
Ron Nash is a graduate of Clarion State College, now Clarion University, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in education and master's degree in History. As a social studies teacher, Nash taught grades 7 through 12 in Pennsylvania and Virginia. He served as Middle School Social Studies Coordinator for the Virginia Beach City Public Schools from 1994 to 1998, when he moved to Organizational Development for the same district. Retiring in 2007, Nash formed Ron Nash and Associates, Inc., a company dedicated to continuous improvement in schools and classrooms.
Since 1994, Nash has presented at ASCD, Learning Forward, Eric Jensen’s Learning Brain Expo, and the NBPTS Conference. He has presented at dozens of state and regional conferences over the past 23 years.
Nash is the author of several books, including two bestsellers, The Active Classroom and From Seatwork to Feetwork, both in second editions. Other titles include The Power of We, And What About You?, In Praise of Foibles, The Active Teacher, The Active Classroom Field Book, The Active Workshop, The Active Mentor, Harness the Power of Reflection, Shake-Up Call, and Collaborative School Leadership, with Kathy Hwang.
Ron lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his wife Candy and their two cats, Callie and Gracie.