Executive Director, Center for Afterschool and Expanded Learning
Ron Goldstein is Executive Director of the Center for Afterschool and Expanded Learning, leading Foundations’ work to advance the educational quality of out-of-school time – and using his on-the-ground perspective to help guide the organization’s strategic planning and initiatives. Prior to joining the Foundations family, Ron spent over twenty-five years as a junior high school teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the Philadelphia area. Ron earned a Master’s in Educational Administration from Villanova University and a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University; he also holds a Principal Certification from Arcadia University.
Ron was born and raised in Philadelphia, but loves to travel with his amazing wife Jan – especially on a cruise. As a diehard Jimmy Buffet fan, Ron especially loves traveling anywhere that he can kick back on the beach with a drink in hand. Ron’s secret is that he’s a big sports fan (especially football) and athlete (he was a gymnast in college!) – in fact, he started his career in education as a physical education teacher!