Ron Watson

Ron Watson

Associate Director, Humanities and Assessment

Ron oversees all social studies development projects at CSA Education. He also works closely with the ELA department on many projects. Ron’s focus is ensuring each client’s expectations and vision are executed successfully by delivering high-quality materials.

Before working in educational publishing, Ron spent several years in the classroom. Ron has taught a variety of courses, including literature, public speaking, grammar and composition, earth and physical science, environmental science, business writing, and technical writing. He officially began his career in educational publishing in 2006. Working at Shakespeare Squared, he played a key role as an editor and project manager for a variety of projects, including developing a curriculum for Editorial U, a course for prospective freelance writers and editors. He became the supervising editor of New Product Development at Loyola Press before joining Integra Software Services in 2015. At Integra, Ron served as the manager of Content Development, where he led many successful teams, including both internal developers and freelancers, in a variety of Grades K–12 projects.

Ron’s expertise and range of work include the following:

  • Creating and teaching a course for standardized test preparation in reading 
  • Leading the content development teams for digital and print educational programs, from lower elementary through higher and adult education, in a variety of subjects
  • Developing custom writing/editorial/production processes for specific client needs, including assessment formatting
  • Developing dynamic assessment materials closely tied to state and national standards
  • Training and managing editors and freelancers, including content review and feedback
  • Collaborating with internal and external teams from project conception through project completion
  • Leading the development of bilingual curricula and trade products through publication
  • Working closely with marketing teams to develop product websites and online materials

Ron studied for an MA in Curriculum and Instruction at Concordia University. Previously, he attended Central Michigan University, graduating magna cum laude with a BS in Secondary Education with an English major. As well as working in educational publishing, Ron has served on the board of directors for the Young Irish Fellowship of Chicago and the pH Comedy Theater.

Ron is an avid dog lover who volunteers regularly at local rescue shelters. He also has two Australian Shepherds that he enjoys working with on agility training.

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