Degrees and Certifications:
BS, University of Central Florida MS, Florida State University Computer Science K-12
Mr. Ron Larson
Hello and thank you for taking the time to get to know a bit about me.
For the 2023-24 School Year, I will be teaching AP Computer Science A, along with three Cybersecurity-related classes: IT Fundamentals (which leads to the CompTIA ITF+ certification), Computer and Network Security Fundamentals (which leads to the CompTIA A+ certification), and Cybersecurity Essentials (which leads to the CompTIA Network+ certification).
This question has been coming up a *lot* lately, so please click below for the College Board's official blog response:
Prior to becoming a K-12 teacher, I was an IT consultant for over 28 years, working in fields ranging from Aerospace and Defense, Higher Education, Public Safety, and Homeland Security. Over the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to work with domestic clients and global partners located throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
Academics-wise, I have a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Engineering Technology from the University of Central Florida. While there, I did my Senior Design Project at Lockheed Space Operations Company located at Kennedy Space Center, FL. Moving to Tallahassee in late 1999, I completed my Master of Science in Computer Science from Florida State University, where my research area was in the application of Artificial Intelligence to Intrusion Detection.
My two-fold goal as an instructor is to help our students:
- develop an appreciation for Technology so that it will best serve them in their own, uniquely chosen paths in life, and
- become positive instruments in encouraging Diversity in *all* technology-related fields.
I look forward to working with our students, parents, faculty and staff, administrators, and the FSUS community-at-large.
Thank you for your time and "Go Noles!"