Ronnie has worked for more than twenty years in education and psychology as a teacher, coach, psychologist and faculty member at all levels of school and educational settings from elementary school to university. Ronnie is a licensed psychologist and has worked at the University of Washington for the past 8 years as a core faculty member and Director of Internships for EdS students in the School Psychology department of the College of Education. He also spent ten years working at the non-profit educational organization Rainier Scholars as their lead mental health professional and psychologist. He was one of the original staff members hired, helped to build many of their current programs and headed their mental health team providing psycho-educational assessments, counseling, crisis services, consultation, and parent support to the families of more than 450 students. Ronnie is also a state certified school psychologist having worked in both Seattle public schools and the Edmonds school district in all levels of educational placements. He spent nine years as the head high school football coach at Nathan Hale high school in Seattle. Ronnie holds masters and doctorate degrees in school and educational psychology from the University of Washington. He was a ‘lifer’ at the Lakeside school and earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Occidental College where he also competed in college football and track and field. Ronnie’s research work included dissertation work on the effects of exposure to violence on adolescent mental health and most recently he worked on a 3-year longitudinal grant that examined the educational impacts, social-emotional development, and morale reasoning of ethnic minority middle school students in the Rainier Scholars program.
Ronnie Cunningham PhD, (206) 335-8783, 4915 25th Ave NE, Suite 202W, Seattle WA 98105, email@example.com