Ron Watson

Ron Watson

Director, Humanities and Assessment

Ron oversees all Social Studies development and Assessment 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 teaching Literature, Public Speaking, Grammar and Composition, Earth and Physical Science, Environmental Science, Business Writing, and Technical Writing. Entering educational publishing, he worked as an Editor and Project Manager for a variety of projects in ELA, Social Studies, and Science. Ron also served as a Content Development Manager, where he led internal developers and freelancers, in a variety of 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
  • Collaborating with internal and external teams from project conception through project completion
  • Leading the development of bilingual curricula and trade products through publication

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. 

Ron is an avid dog lover who volunteers regularly at local rescue shelters and has two Australian Shepherds that he trains in agility. 

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