Ron was named 2011 Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Shawnee High School Teacher of the Year in 1994, 1996 and 1997. He is a member of the United States Selective Service Board, the Nation Council for the Social Studies, and the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Foundation for the U.S. Constitution. He has been named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers for 18 straight years. Ron received the United States Congressional Award of Special Recognition for Outstanding Service” recognizing coaching and teaching accomplishments in 1998.
During his career, Ron also served as head coach of the Shawnee High boys and girls tennis teams, helping win five state boys’ championships and one state girls’ championship. He was recognized as one of the “Best 50 Tennis Coaches in the World” by the US Professional Tennis Registry, has been a member of the Oklahoma Coaches Association for 29 years and was co-founder and first President of the Oklahoma Tennis Coaches’ Association.
In addition to his professional background, Ron is active in his home church, Liberty Baptist, and is strongly pro-life, believing that society must defend the right to life from the womb to the grave. He is a long-time member of the NRA and the Sons of the American Revolution.
Ron graduated from Shawnee High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Southeastern State College, his master’s from Central State University and his doctorate in education with an emphasis in political science, from Kensington University.