Board of Directors / About Ronda
Associate Professor of Education, Eastern Oregon University
Ronda Fritz is an Associate Professor of Education, specializing in elementary education and early literacy instruction. Prior to coming to Eastern Oregon University, Ronda was a K-12 teacher for 19 years. She taught kindergarten, Title I Reading, middle school Language Arts, 4th and 5th grade, and ended her K-12 teaching career as a reading specialist — this is where she discovered a passion for developing systems and interventions to improve outcomes for struggling readers. This passion led her to University of Oregon’s Special Education department where she received her Ph.D. in 2016. Her research interests include prevention and intervention of reading difficulties, teacher preparation, and the link between behavior and academic outcomes. Ronda is developing a reading clinic to serve Eastern Oregon’s teachers and students, and to study methods for reading intervention and teacher training.
Ronda currently serves as Secretary for the Oregon Council for Exceptional Children. She is also a member of the Council for Learning Disabilities and serves as a mentor for early career faculty who are members of the Council.
Ronda is a native of Eastern Oregon and still lives in the small community of North Powder in Union County.