Dr. Ronda L. Frueauff is a dedicated and forward thinking professional with 36 years of experience at all levels of education; elementary through graduate school. She spent 28 of those 36 years in public school administration, 22 of which were as an Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent in 4 school systems in Arizona and Ohio. Her most recent superintendency was at the Fort Huachuca School District. During her 8 year tenure at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, she built 3 new schools for this Army community. The new Colonel Smith Middle School opened August 3, 2012; it is the first net-zero school in Arizona and one of only 12 in the United States. This STEM-focused school has received 10 state, national and international awards since its opening.
Ronda currently provides consulting and training in the areas of school improvement, effective schools, leadership skills, classroom management, performance based assessment, instructional strategies, special education, technology integration, STEM curriculum, 21st Century Skills and school facility design. She facilitates Professional Learning Councils for Cochise Community College focused on teacher- developed action research in the engineering pathway and mathematics. Ronda is an advocate for women in leadership and encourages young people to pursue careers in STEM fields; especially young women.
Additionally, Ronda serves on the Tucson Area STEM Advisory Board, the Science Foundation of Arizona STEM Network Oversight Council, and the Cochise Faith and Education Alliance Board of Directors. Ronda chairs the Sierra Vista Area “STEM in Action” Partnership; a 22 member community- based partnership focused on developing and supporting local STEM programs.
Ronda was named the 2013 Arizona Superintendent of the Year and the 2012 Arizona Distinguished Superintendent. She was recently awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, Patriotic Civilian Service Award and Distinguished Service Award by the Department of the Army.
She has been featured in multiple magazine articles, to include; Executive Educator, ENR Southwest, e School News, School and University Magazine and Building Design and Construction Magazine. She was most recently featured in the Education Policy “Spotlight” by the Education Policy Institute at Arizona State University.
Ronda earned her Bachelor of Arts from Miami University in Elementary and Special Education. She holds two masters degrees, one from Xavier University in Special Education and one from the University of Akron in Educational Administration. Her doctoral studies were completed at Arizona State University with a research emphasis of organizational development.