Ron Geyer, Assistant Principal for Junior High
Ron Geyer has taught life science, biology, physical science and environmental science as well as physical education at St. Mike’s since 2005. He was name Assistant Principal for Junior High in summer 2010. He is also the head coach for boys basketball. As assistant principal for junior high, Geyer will oversee academic policy, student discipline, faculty personnel issues, and course schedule matrix, among other areas for grades 7–9.
Geyer has been a teacher and coach since 1979. He began his career at Jefferson High School in El Paso, TX; before coming to St. Mike’s he worked in Ruidoso, Deming, Alamogordo, and Los Lunas public schools. Over his 23 years as a head coach, Geyer has brought basketball teams to 19 state playoffs, including three state championships for Alamogordo (1990–91, 1991–92, and 1996–97) and two for St. Mike’s (2005–06 and 2006–07). Originally from El Paso, Geyer studied biology at the University of Texas at El Paso and ultimately earned his bachelor of science in wildlife-fishery resources from the University of Idaho in 1978. The following year he returned to El Paso to earn his teaching certification in science and physical education. In 1997, he returned to the classroom as a student at Eastern New Mexico University to earn his master’s in education administration.
Prior to becoming a teacher, Geyer worked in a variety of science-related field positions, including surveying technician in the Gila National Forest, range technician in the Rio Grande National Forest, and fish hatchery aid for the Idaho Fish and Game Department. He also has experience as a youth counselor in church-based settings.