Educational Consultant in Dublin, Ohio
Ron Widman possesses more than 15 years of experience in educational administration and currently serves the Ohio Department of Education as a school improvement team specialist at the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County in Independence, Ohio. In accordance with the Ohio Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan, Ron Widman helps local Local School Districts implement the 5 step Ohio Improvement Process through technical assistance, ongoing educator development, and data-based guidance on effective educational practices. Mr. Widman also aids implementation of the Ohio Improvement Process to continually better instructional techniques and close the learning gap for students who underperform.
Previously, Ron Widman served as a principal for several Ohio schools, including Sycamore Creek Elementary, Dohron Wilson Elementary, and Scottish Corners Elementary. While at Dohron Wilson, he instituted the Professional Learning Community model, the Ohio improvement process, helped identify those students most in need of assistance by employing Student Watch Data Folders for students who scored lower than 410 on the Ohio Achievement Test, and remodeled the school’s exclusionary special education program to fully integrate students with learning deficits among their peers in regular classes.
Throughout his career in education, Ron Widman has spoken about effective educational strategies and improving student learning at conferences for Ohio educators. At the 2011 Battelle for Kids: Great Schools Make Great Schools Conference he spoke about using team assessments and best practices confirmed by research to systematically improve learning outcomes, and he has on multiple occasions given presentations about the Ohio School Improvement Process.