Ronald Kister has worked as an IT specialist for nearly two decades. He maintains an excellent reputation and, in 2013, he expanded his focus to IT Consulting. For much of his career, though, he worked exclusively in education and he’s still passionate about the importance of technology education.
“I attended Oswego State to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Education,” said Ronald Kister. “I always enjoyed technology classes in high school and decided that I wanted to become a teacher and teach those courses . . . I landed a job with Harborfields School District immediately after graduating. I started in Greenlawn Middle School as a seventh and eighth grade technology teacher. At the time they didn’t have any computers in the classroom, so I fought to get the funding and developed a curriculum to offer computer training to students.”
When Mr. Kister won his battle to get funding for computer training at Harborfields School District, he understandably earned a new level of respect.
“Shortly after that,” he continued, “I was asked if I would be interested in moving to the high school and develop a technology education program. I took the challenge, and developed and taught several new courses.”
While developing the education program and teaching several courses, Ronald Kister was enrolled with Stony Brook University to earn his Master’s degree in Liberal Arts and Science/Educational Computing. He then earned a second Master’s degree in School District Administration from Long Island University.