Academy for Leadership in Education 2018-2020 Session Speakers and Trained Facilitators

Dr. Ron Siers, Jr.

Trained Facilitator, The Leadership Challenge logo

  • Associate Professor, Department of Secondary & Physical Education, Salisbury University
  • Associate Head Baseball Coach, Department of Athletics, Salisbury University
  • Former Department Chair, Salisbury University 
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • M.Ed. in Post-Secondary Education, Salisbury University
  • B.A in Social Science & Political Science, Salisbury University
  • Maryland Educator Professional Certificate: Maryland State Department of Education - Advanced Professional Certificate - Certification Areas: Social Studies, History, and Physical Education
  • Regular presenter at national, regional, state, and local conferences
  • Trained Coach: Leadership Practices Inventory
  • Trained Facilitator: The Leadership Challenge Workshop
  • Teacher & Athletic Coach, Wicomico County Public Schools 1989-2005
  • Author and trainer on topics including leadership skills & behaviors, mentor and intern leadership & efficacy, team leadership and team effectiveness, and professional development schools

Ms. Ruth Malone

  • Director of Curriculum and Professional Development, Wicomico County Public Schools
  • B.A. with a double major in French and English, Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College)
  • M.Ed. in Educational Administration, Salisbury University
  • Maryland Educator Professional Certificate - Advanced Professional Certificate - Certification Areas: French, English, Administrator I, Administrator II, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent
  • Regular presenter at national, regional, state and local conferences
  • Professional Development Consultant with school systems in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania
  • Former Board of Director of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Teacher, Wicomico County Public Schools 1981-1985; DoDDs Pacific/Okinawa 1985-1993

Dr. Greg Allen

Trained Facilitator, The Leadership Challenge logo

  • Senior Scientist, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Former Chair, American Society for Quality Energy and Environmental Division
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Masters in Engineering Management, George Washington University
  • B.A. in Biology, Northeastern University
  • Trained Coach: Leadership Practices Inventory
  • Trained Facilitator: The Leadership Challenge Workshop
  • Author and trainer on topics including leadership skills & behaviors, environmental management, corporate social responsibility, team leadership and team effectiveness
  • Quantitative Research Analyst