Ronald Gatlin came to NISD in 2009 to serve as a biology teacher and wrestling coach. He had the opportunity be a charter staff member at Byron Nelson High School. As a part of his assignment he showed leadership skills in beginning a wrestling program that has produced State placers in a very short time period. He organized a very strong feeder team that included kids from 3 years old all the way thru 8th grade. This feeder team encompassed his vision of having a long lasting superior wrestling team in North Texas.
Prior to coming to NISD he taught and coached in Oklahoma. He coached at Putnam City West High School for 3 years and Mayfield middle school for 1 year. Mr. Gatlin was also a certified athletic trainer and he has functioned as a head athletic trainer at the high school and D1 university level. This experience has strengthened his management and leadership qualities.
Mr. Gatlin obtained his BS in Health and Physical Education from Oklahoma State University and his MEd in education with emphasis in curriculum writing from the University of Central Oklahoma. More recently Mr. Gatlin has completed his Principal certification thru Lamar University.
In the classroom Mr. Gatlin has lead his team in innovation. He relentlessly searches for better teaching methods, especially when they involve technology integration. Mr. Gatlin loves to find techniques that work for students and he shares his success with other teachers and teaches them to implement the strategies in their own practice.