Ronald Walter Genini

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Title: History Educator (Retired)

Company: Central Unified School District

Location: Fresno, California, United States

Ronald Walter Genini, Retired History Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in teaching.

Students of the Central Unified School District of Fresno who took history between 1970 and 2004 may have had the pleasure of encountering Mr. Genini, who taught with the district for most of his career. He entered teaching as a passionate young man, accruing a 1978 Outstanding Young Educators in America honor from the Fresno Jaycees and keeping the flame alive to earn a 1996 Teacher Cares Award from the California State Assembly and the Fresno City Council. Mr. Genini has been a prominent civic presence in Fresno as well as an author of historical topics. This year, he has completed the book “California: On the Edge of American History,” the latest in numerous contributions to the history of the country.

Mr. Genini was born in Oakland, California, to William Angelo Genini and Irma Lea Genini. He went to the University of San Francisco and earned an MA there in 1969, the same year he married Roberta Mae Tucker, with whom he had Thomas, Justin, and Nicholas. The next year, Mr. Genini joined the Central Unified School District in Fresno, where he stayed until his retirement in 2004. He is certified as an education teacher in the state of California, as well as in administrative services. Mr. Genini is a cited biographical authority on former California governor Romualdo Pacheco, and wrote the book on the figure in 1985. He is the editor of the California Territorial Quarterly.

In addition to his published works and teaching, Mr. Genini has held various exemplary roles, including Judge of State History Day in Sacramento, California from 1986 to 1994, a securer in the placement of state-registered landmarks, a guest contributor to Time Line Films, part of the U.S. history exam development team at Golden State University, and even a guest on the History Channel program “UFO Hotspots.” He was active with the Good Company Players in Fresno, and contributed to the area’s St. Anthony’s School Board, the local historical society, and held a seat with the neighborhood council. In his free time, Mr. Genini has developed a taste for commercial acting, and continues to write history as well as screenplays.

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