Facilitator: Ron Lalonde

Course: PTC - Instructional Supervision and Evaluation
Location: Rome
Date: 22-28 June 2020

Contact: ron@riverspath.com

Ronald D. Lalonde, Ed.D., NCC is the founder of Riverspath Coaching and Consulting (riverspath.com) and the Middle East Regional Manager of the Institute of Positive Education. He is formerly the Middle School Principal of the American School of Dubai and the American School Foundation of Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Lalonde has researched extensively and developed applications of positive psychology to middle level education. He continues to seek ways to re-imagine student relationships with schools, and adult attitudes toward adolescents and adolescence. Schools under Dr. Lalonde's leadership have been commended for the healthy student teacher relationships and high student well-being.

As a school leader, Dr. Lalonde created a successful Instructional Coaching Program and has gone on to explore and promote leadership coaching in international schools. In his 20 years in international education, he has held leadership positions at schools in England, the United Arab Emirates, and Mexico. He speaks about leadership coaching and personal transformation and the critical role they play in improving school cultures and creating space for school change. Ron has been a key contributor to developing and refining teacher supervision and professional development models in three schools, and this continues to be central to his consulting work.

Dr. Lalonde earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Philosophy from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and a doctorate from the University of Calgary, where he focused on critical issues in consulting students. He is also a Newfield Network certified Ontological Coach.

He teaches at the University of British Columbia and has served as an adjunct professor for the State University of New York in their Master's Degree Program for international educators. He is also on the faculty of the Aspen Center for Human Development and the Steering Committee for the World Positive Education Accelerator. Dr. Lalonde teaches annually at the Principal's Training Center in Miami and in London, continues to research and write on the topics of positive education, coaching, student engagement and student voice, and presents on these topics at international conferences.