Ronald Michael Geist
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Mr. Geist has 30 years of teaching experience, 11 of which have been with DoDEA schools in Japan and Guam. He is presently a vocal and instrumental instructor at Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan. He has also taught the same subjects to students at Zama American High School in Tokyo, Japan and at Andersen Middle School in Guam. Prior to joining DoDEA, Mr. Geist was a vocal and instrumental instructor at Von Tobel Middle School in Las Vegas, Nev.; Dededo Middle School in Guam, Morris School District, Warroad School District, and Waubun-White Earth-Ogema School District, all in Minnesota.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and a Master's Degree in Educational Technology and Curriculum from Grand Canyon University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Francis Marion University and his Master of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Phoenix.
Mr. Geist believes teachers should be self-directed, enthusiastic educators with a passionate commitment to student development and the learning experience. "I strive to be a teacher that inspires, instead of demeans, a teacher who is committed to making a difference one child at a time, a teacher who wants to enhance the lives of other human beings, and a teacher who brings a high level of energy to their subject or program."