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Ron Koop

Subject Expertise: Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Education: Master’s Degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics; BA in Chemistry, Minor in Mathematics
Hometown: Hillsboro, KS, but lives in Visalia, CA today
Home Church: Visalia Neighborhood Mennonite Brethren Church, Visalia, CA

I have been asked many times over the years ‘what do you do for a living?’ When I respond that I teach mathematics, science, and technology the response is too often ‘wow I was never good at math or science etc.’. I find that sad and have always been about helping people better their understanding of mathematics, science, and technology. My online professional development courses provide engaging, hands-on, and practical resources for educators to immediately take back to their classrooms. My hope is that their students will never respond ‘ I am not good at ...’

Professional Experience: Over 30 years of successful experience in educating students from grade 4 through the graduate university level. Acquired knowledge of how students learn and assimilate content into their everyday lives. During these 30 plus years, I have served education as a teacher, statewide mathematics and science trainer and coach, coordinator for Science and Mathematics conferences, director of a Mathematics University Graduate Program, and Research Fellow for the AIMS Education Foundation.

Scholarly Interests: Mathematics and Science Curriculum Development

Honors and Awards: Three wonderful grandsons

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28 ~ "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Favorite Activities: Early morning walks

What I Like About FPU: Focus on the Bible and its application to this world