Ron Walker is the Founder/Executive Director of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC). In his role, Ron has used COSEBOC’s national and regional platforms to design and implement programs and professional development activities to advance affirmative social, emotional, cultural and academic development of BYMOC. COSEBOC has pioneered regional gatherings in a number of states under the trademarked name, Trauma and Healing in the Village. Ron’s career spans 50 years as a teacher, leader, assistant principal, principal, and director of national school improvement. COSEBOC also hosts a signature national gathering open to educators, community leaders, policy makers and other advocates.