Ron DeChristoforo is the State Policy Director for Texas Instruments (TI), Education Technology Group. In this role, he works directly with national, state, regional and district education and leadership organizations. He also leads TI advocacy for initiatives to support teacher development, improve student performance and advance access to opportunities for success in school and careers. Most recently, he managed the TI project, “STEM4: The Power of Collaboration for Change,” a published roadmap for STEM implementation jointly authored by national education leaders representing each of the STEM disciplines: AdvanceCTE, Association of State Supervisors of Math (ASSM), Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS), and the International Technology & Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), with guidance from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
He also represents Texas Instruments on the board of “Expanding Your Horizons: National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP)” and on the “Blue Ribbon Corporate Advisory Group” for the Council of the Great City Schools.
Ron has spent most of his career in education and technology: teaching college English, working in marketing and research for major publishers, and then, when the first computers were introduced into classrooms, he invested the rest of his career in education technology supporting remarkable tools and educators driving constant innovations in instruction.
Ron holds degrees from Temple University and Columbia University.