Harvard educated with a master's in education, Roni Gold is currently a dynamic Instructional Leadership Specialist at the Rebecca Johnson Elementary, a high-needs urban school in Springfield, MA, that has seen marked improvements since he joined the staff as a 5th grade teacher in 2008. Boasting an impressive ability to spark students' interest in learning, Gold is extolled for his ability to transform students and teachers into active thinkers, learners and doers. Gold's prowess is evident in the cultural shifts around Math instruction he has lead at his school, increasing student performance school-wide, and his innovative leadership. His mastery of integrating technology in the classroom is evident by his being a Google Certified Teacher, having been selected to present at the Microsoft Innovative Educators Forum, and the frequent Professional Developments he is requested to lead across the district on best practices for integrating technology, inspiring students and colleagues district-wide to weave innovation into their teaching and learning as well. Parents speak highly of him, as he works hard to build a strong relationship between the home and school around supporting student learning in Math through family night presentations and supporting families with integrating the school's technology resources at home.
In 2017, the Rebecca Johnson school's Math scores were in the top 5 out of over 30 elementary schools in the district, and was #1 for school's of it's size in the district. That Rebecca Johnson is a very diverse school with a 94 percent minority population and almost 90 percent qualifying for free and reduced-price lunch makes the progress all the more impressive.
Boston Globe | Oct 28 , 2010 | Springfield, MA