Rhonda Fritz

Ronda Fritz

Ronda Fritz, Ph.D.

Education Faculty

  • Doctoral Candidate in Special Education: University of Oregon
  • BA in Elementary Education: Boise State University
  • MA in Education and Reading

Ronda Fritz is an Assistant Professor of Education, specializing in Elementary Education and Reading. Prior to coming to EOU, Ronda was a teacher for 19 years. She taught kindergarten, Title I Reading, middle school Language Arts, 4th teaching career as a Reading specialist, where she discovered a passion for improving outcomes for struggling readers. This passion led her to University of Oregon’s Special Education department where her research interests include prevention and intervention of reading difficulties, teacher preparation, and the link between behavior and academic outcomes. Ronda is currently investigating optimal observation conditions for obtaining valid and reliable measures of instructional quality in small group interventions, for the purpose of providing formative feedback to improve instruction.

Ronda currently serves as Vice President and Representative Assembly for the Oregon Council for Exceptional Children. She is also a member of the American Educational Research Association and the International Reading Association.

Ronda is very excited to be a part of the faculty of EOU and to help prepare future generations of teachers in rural Oregon.

Courses Taught
ED 130 Cultural Differences American Education
ED 202 Linguistic and Cognitive Development
ED 383/483 Individual Differences in Elementary and Primary
ED 412 Student Teaching Seminar
ED 437 Emergent Literacy
ED 616/617 Learning/Development/Classroom Dynamics