Academics at Prescott College
J. Ron Hennings, M.Ed., Superintendent / K-12 Principal Certification
Associate Faculty, Coordinator, M.Ed. - Principal Certification Program
I currently serve as Coordinator, M.Ed. - Principal Certification Program at PC . As Associate Professor since 2007, I teach Undergraduate Teacher Prep and Graduate EDL courses (ESL/ SEI Complete, Curriculum Design, Secondary Methods, Reading in Content Areas, Creating and Managing Learning Communities EDU 47040 / 57040, EDL 50030 School Law , Personnel Management, Foundations of School Leadership,and EDL 50040 School Finance) for Prescott College. I also teach Cultural Diversity, Special Education and Classroom Management for Cochise College and Arizona Western College. In addition, I have taught 40 graduate Educational Leadership courses (The Superintendency, The Principalship, School Law, Educational Research, and Multicultural Education) for Northern Arizona University in Nogales, Phoenix and Tucson.
I retired in 2012 upon completing 43 years service in public education, 36 in administration (Elementary Principal, High School Principal, Director of C. & I., Assistant Superintendent), with 20 as Superintendent of Schools in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Arizona. I served with the Department of Defense Schools (DoDEA) in Europe as an Educational Ethnologist - Minority Achievement Specialist / ESL Program Coordinator for 44 schools.
I have authored: K -12 Multicultural Education Activities Guide, Leadership for Educational Equity: Overcoming Legacies of Colonialism and Education for Global Citizenship. Recent scholarly activities include Presenter and Workshop Leader at 16th Annual International Conference on Learning in Barcelona, July 1-4, 2009 and National Educational Equity Conference: Leadership for Excellence and Equity Forum, February 28-March 1, 2011 in Phoenix, AZ.
My wife, Joy Graves - BS, BSN, MPH, is a Navajo Scholar and Indigenous Rights Advocate. Joy is the daughter of William McCabe, Original Marine Codetalker and Congressional Gold Medal recipient. Joy and I make our home on the Colorado River Indian Reservation.
"Educational Leadership for Educational Equity : Overcoming the Residuals of Colonialism"J. Ron Hennings