Ron Charles moved to Nevada County and the Yuba River community in 2007 with his wife Cheri (then 8 months pregnant) from Mendocino County where he taught at River Oak Charter School – a Waldorf Methods school in Ukiah, CA, carrying a class grades 5 – 8. Ron and Cheri’s son, Cyrus was born just 1 week before the start of the 2007 school year. Ron started at Yuba River by taking the 8th grade class of 2007/08. Since being a part of the Yuba River Faculty, Ron has worked in each of the Middle School classrooms and has started a successful guitar program for 8th Grade students. Before becoming a teacher, Ron spent several years traveling throughout the world, visiting and learning from many different cultures. Music has also been a big part of Ron’s life since he was young and he has continued to pursue his own musical education through playing guitar as well as mandolin, banjo, singing and song writing. Ron is also very interested in the visual arts specifically drawing with a variety of mediums. Ron has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Berry College in Rome, GA and earned his California Teaching Credential as well as his Master’s of Education from National University in Sacramento, CA. He is currently enrolled in the Waldorf Teacher Training Program at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA.