As a 2017 Presidential Awardee from Summit, New Jersey, Ralph was honored for his service as a teacher and department chair with over 19 years of 6-12th-grade experience. Early in his career, Ralph contributed to National Science Foundation-funded research projects, learning that listening attentively to students’ ideas is central to good teaching. He advocates for learning environments where students and teachers construct knowledge together and is an active member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
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