Dr. Ron Lalonde


Ed.D, NCC, ACC


Dr. Ron Lalonde


Ed.D, NCC, ACC


Positive Education Expert

Ron works every day to inspire teachers to bring out the best in every student, starting with themselves.


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Ronald Lalonde, Ed.D., NCC, ACC

Ronald D. Lalonde, Ed.D., ACC, NCC, is the Regional Manager of the Institute of Positive Education, and the founder of Riverspath Coaching and Consulting (​riverspath.com​). He is formerly the Middle School Principal of the American School of Dubai and the American School Foundation of Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Lalonde has researched extensively and developed applications of positive psychology to middle level education. He continues to seek ways to reimagine student relationships with schools, and adult attitudes toward adolescents and adolescence. Schools under Dr. Lalonde's leadership have been commended for the healthy student teacher relationships and high student well being.

As a school leader, Dr Lalonde created a successful Instructional Coaching Program and has gone on to explore and promote leadership coaching in international schools. In his 20 years in international education, he has held leadership positions at schools in England, the United Arab Emirates, and Mexico. He speaks about leadership coaching and personal transformation and the critical role they play in improving school cultures and creating space for school change. Ron has been a key contributor to developing and refining teacher supervision and professional development models in three schools, and this continues to be central to his consulting work.

Dr Lalonde earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Philosophy from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and a doctorate from the University of Calgary, where he focused on critical issues in consulting students. He is also a Newfield Network Certified Ontological Coach.

He teaches at the University of British Columbia, has served as an adjunct professor for the State University of New York in their Master's Degree Program for international educators, and is currently designing a course on Positive and Appreciative Leadership for Trent University. He is on the faculty of the ​Aspen Center for Human Development and the Steering Committee for the W​orld Positive Education Accelerator​. Dr.Lalonde teaches annually at the Principal's Training Center in Miami and in London, continues to research and write on the topics of positive education, coaching, student engagement and student voice, and presents on these topics at international conferences.



Positive Education Expert

Ron works every day to inspire educators to bring out the best in every student, starting with themselves.


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Coach Profile

Ronald D. Lalonde, Ed.D., ACC, NCC, is the Regional Manager of the Institute of Positive Education, and the founder of Riverspath Coaching and Consulting (​riverspath.com​). He is formerly the Middle School Principal of the American School of Dubai and the American School Foundation of Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Lalonde has researched extensively and developed applications of positive psychology to middle level education. He continues to seek ways to reimagine student relationships with schools, and adult attitudes toward adolescents and adolescence. Schools under Dr. Lalonde's leadership have been commended for the healthy student teacher relationships and high student well being.

As a school leader, Dr Lalonde created a successful Instructional Coaching Program and has gone on to explore and promote leadership coaching in international schools. In his 20 years in international education, he has held leadership positions at schools in England, the United Arab Emirates, and Mexico. He speaks about leadership coaching and personal transformation and the critical role they play in improving school cultures and creating space for school change. Ron has been a key contributor to developing and refining teacher supervision and professional development models in three schools, and this continues to be central to his consulting work.

Dr Lalonde earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Philosophy from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and a doctorate from the University of Calgary, where he focused on critical issues in consulting students. He is also a Newfield Network Certified Ontological Coach.

He teaches at the University of British Columbia, has served as an adjunct professor for the State University of New York in their Master's Degree Program for international educators, and is currently designing a course on Positive and Appreciative Leadership for Trent University. He is on the faculty of the ​Aspen Center for Human Development and the Steering Committee for the W​orld Positive Education Accelerator​. Dr.Lalonde teaches annually at the Principal's Training Center in Miami and in London, continues to research and write on the topics of positive education, coaching, student engagement and student voice, and presents on these topics at international conferences.



Watch Ron's Videos

Videos about positive education



ASD Talk Tuesday - Pathways: Growing Student Reflection in the Middle School

Dr. Lalonde shares recent discoveries in adolescent development and positive psychology suggesting that student goal setting and student-led conferencing support students in becoming lifelong learners.




East Asia Regional Council of Schools Middle School Leadership Keynote

In this keynote address at the East Asia Regional Council of Schools, Dr. Lalonde explores how taking a character strengths-based approach can help educators maximize growth for middle school students.




ASD Student Pathways - Supporting Goal Setting in the Middle School

Goal setting helps students regularly reflect on how school, home and service provide opportunities for development. In this video, Dr. Lalonde helps students, parents, and advisors prepare for goal setting conferences.



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River's Path Community

Embark on a journey into the world of positive education. With Dr. Ron Lalonde as your guide, gain a deeper understanding of your deeply-held values and strengths as an educator. In so doing, learn to reframe teaching challenges as opportunities for connection, growth and compassion. Give your students the greatest opportunities for growth by taking the time to develop yourself. If you're a teacher, school leader or educator hoping to unleash the power of positive education in your classroom or community, we welcome you to join River's Path community. 





Join River's Path Community

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Join Ron's coaching community focused on positive education.



River's Path Community

 

Embark on a journey into the world of positive education. With Dr. Ron Lalonde as your guide, gain a deeper understanding of your deeply-held values and strengths as an educator. In so doing, learn to reframe teaching challenges as opportunities for connection, growth and compassion.