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My Resume

Erin A. Ronder

P.O. Box 33541

Austin, Texas 78764

(512) 576-2166


To work with communities across the globe for access to education, wellness and resources

Work Experience:

Ruta Maya International World HQ 1995-2011

· Community Wellness Program Coordinator 2003-2004

· Facilities Oversight Director 2005-2006

Colegio Curenavaca 2002

o ESL instructor in private school setting for grade 3.

o Comunidad Educativa de Espanol en Kukulcan

Starbright Preschool 2002 & 2003

o Co-teacher of the rainbow classroom (ages 2-3) with lead teacher Annie Gunn during the summer

o Co-teacher of the dragonfly class (ages 5-9) with lead teacher Jennifer Flores.

Becker Elementary- Prime Time Program 2003

o Provided exploratory mathematics curriculum activities to students grade K-3

Casa Xelaju 2003

o Worked with native Spanish speakers (ages 3-18) in after school outreach program in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

o Co-created documentary of ESL techniques with my eight year old daughter, Kaya, as assistant cinematographer

South Austin Children's Cooperative 2003-2004

o Development and implementation of curriculum for parent run preschool cooperative

o Lead teacher for both toddler and preschool classrooms

Maplewood Elementary 2004-2005

o Bilingual Kindergarten teacher for AISD

Austin Discovery School 2005-2009

· Kindergarten - 1st grade teacher for new charter school

· Development Coordinator for charter school

AHB Community School 2009-2013

  • Interim Executive Director

  • Executive Director

  • Educational Consultant

Khabele + Strong Incubator 2014-2015

  • Business Administrator

Integrity Academy at Casa de Luz, Center for Integral Studies 2013 - present

  • Founder

  • Executive Director 

Enlight Ignite: Diverse Edu-Ecosystems

  • Co-Founder & Chief Implementer

Related Volunteer and Non-profit Experience:

Austin Public Library 1988 - summer

¨ Worked as a page in the children?s books section

¨ responsible for cleaning record albums and checking books

Principal's Advisory Council 1988

¨ worked closely with Victoria Baldwin, principal of Fulmore Middle School, in establishing better resources for and communication with students

People's Community Clinic 1989-1992

¨ Patient's Board of Directors

¨ Laboratory assistant

¨ Health educator

¨ Pre-natal counselor

¨ HIV counselor

¨ Public speaking at health industry conventions

Teen Help Line 1990-1992

¨ Board of Directors

¨ Answering phone bank calls for distressed teens

¨ Training of phone bank operators

¨ Fundraising coordinator

¨ Public speaking at industry conventions

Out Youth Austin 1991

¨ Assisted integration of Out Youth Austin into our phone bank

March of Dimes 1991

¨ Member of community outreach

Peer Assistance in Leadership (PALS) 1992

· Mentoring at-risk students at Winn Elementary and Porter Middle School

LIFE 1989-1992

· Founder of organization to confront the realities of teen sex, sexuality and sexual orientation through public speaking, information booths and community action campaigns.

Alonzo de la Veracruz Primaria 1998

  • Designed ESL curriculum for multiage classroom environment.

  • Co-facilitated ESL class with Edith Vecerill grades K-5.

KLRU (PBS affiliate) Educational Outreach 2000

  • Co-facilitated the Mother Goose Asks Why literacy project for underprivileged mothers

  • Co-facilitated the Between the Lions literacy project for parents, teachers and bilingual/literacy specialists

Central Texas Writer's Project & Project Alcanzar 2002-2003

· Member of this grant funded research team

· Created a multimedia educational package for professional teachers in Central Texas exploring ESL techniques for use with their students.

Clearview Sudbury School board of directors 2007-2010

  • Founder's Council -Member

  • Board of Directors - Treasurer

Austin Discovery School board of trustees 2008-2009

  • Board of Directors - Member

Education Transformation Alliance 2011 - present

  • Founder's Council - Member

  • Representative Council - Treasurer

Conscious Garden 2014 - 2015

  • Executive Director

Natural Learning Foundation 2015- present

  • Executive Director


The Science Academy of Austin at LBJ High School 1988-1992

  • Emphasis in Math, Sciences, and computer science

  • National Merit Hispanic Finalist

  • Graduation with Honors 

The University of Texas at Austin 1993-1999

  • BA Major in History, Minor in Applied Learning and Development

ITSEM Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico 1998

  • Spanish for educators

Texas State University - San Marcos 2000-2004

¨ M.Ed. in elementary education with a specialization in bilingual/bicultural instruction

- Member of the Central Texas Writing Project cohort 2002-03

¨ Member of the Kappa Delta Pi

¨ 3 awards as Graduate Research Assistant to Pricilla Hoke, Tucker Blythe, Dr. Stephens, Dr. Werner and Dr. Radcliff

¨ 3 time scholarship winner for research in Mexico and Guatemala

Texas State University - San Marcos 2007-2013

· Ph.D. in Educational Administration School Improvement (ABD)

· Three time appointment as Graduate Instructional Assistant to Dr. Stephen P. Gordon

· Appointment as Graduate Instructional Assistant to Dr. Rosalinda Barrera (Dean of the College of Education)

· Appointment by Dean of College of Education to the E3 Alliance (Education Equals Excellence) think tank

· Scholarship winner for continued research in Guatemala

· Scholarship winner of Texas State Graduate College

  • Three-time appointment to Clinton Global Initiative University (Texas, 2010; Florida, 2011; Washington D.C., 2012)

  • Recipient of Outstanding Commitment Award at CGIU 2010

  • Campus Representative 2011 - 2012

  • Commitment Mentor 2012


· Educational Administration, Personnel Management, Program Management, Program Development, Research, Teaching

· My biography is found at:

· My auto-ethnography video is found at:

· My personal education theory is found at:


Raising my two daughters, gardening, community building, wellness opportunities, child and family yoga and competitive rowing.

Evidence of the Portfolio Planning Matrix criteria found here for:

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