Ron Klemp Ed.D. began teaching reading in the junior high school in 1973 in the inner city of Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Since then he has been a reading teacher, Dean of Discipline, and the creator of the Secondary Practitioner Center with the Los Angeles Unified School District. From 2000 to 2009 he coordinated the literacy intervention for grades six through 12 for the LAUSD. He has taught at Cal Lutheran University, National University, and has taught at California State University, Northridge, since 1986. He served as a member of the Research Committee for the National Middle School Association and was a Met Life Fellow with the Los Angeles Educational Partnership. He founded the Middle School Peace Institute in 1995 that ran at fourteen middle schools in Los Angeles and one in Mississippi. He was a member of the National Middle School Association Research Committee and coordinated the Carnegie Middle School State School Policy Initiative for the District. Ron was a co-author on the Great Source Reader's Handbook, and also on Reading and the High School Student with Judi Irvin and Doug Buehl. He also co-authored the ASCD book, Building Literacy in Social Studies, with co-authors, Bill McBride and Donna Ogle. In 2015 he, Bill McBride and Larry Gable created a Tier 2 Reading Intervention titled Inside the Text published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He has presented his model that fuses classroom organization and literacy, Cooperative Literacy, in conferences, and schools around the country. He retired in 2009 from the LAUSD and taught for the next ten years at Santa Monica College, He still teaches in the secondary teacher credential program at California State University, Northridge.