Pre-Service Teacher, Atascocita High School Grad Student, MEd, Houston Baptist University
Robert Ranstadler is a retired U.S. Marine and graduate student at Houston Baptist University where he is presently pursuing a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction and his initial Texas State Teacher's Certification in Social Studies (7-12). Since leaving active duty service in 2015, Robert has earned two degrees in History (B.S., Excelsior College '15; M.A., Norwich University '17), performed consultation work as an independent military historian (Furman University), instructed students as a substitute teacher (Roanoke City Public Schools), volunteered with several nonprofit organizations, and published multiple feature-length works as a freelance writer. In addition to following his current program of study, Robert is presently nearing the end of his pre-service (clinical) teaching experience at Atascocita High School (Humble, TX).
Although relatively new to the public school system and teaching high school students, Robert has spent over 20 years instructing and educating young adults, both in and out of uniform, about a variety of technical and academic subjects. In performing face-to-face instruction in a variety of challenging environments he's learned, perhaps more than anything else, that setting the example is paramount in capturing the attention and respect of his students. Robert therefore strives to lead a lifestyle, both in and out of the classroom, that emphasizes intellectual, physical, and spiritual wellness. He works hard to instill these virtues in all of his students, while celebrating their individual differences, to shape them into solid citizens, tolerant thinkers, and competent leaders for tomorrow.