Dennis Ray

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Location Ohio, United States
Introduction I am a recently retired 30-year veteran classroom teacher of mathematics and a new author. In the past decade or so I have felt driven by an increased interest in God's Word and what I feel as my new calling has led to the publication of my first book. I began teaching in southern Ohio after graduation and went on to earn a M.Ed. in mathematics education in 1983 from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Throughout my teaching career I achieved several honors, the greatest in his mind being the earning of certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in Adolescent/Young Adult Mathematics in 1997. I have worked with the State of Ohio Department of Education on a variety of projects including rewriting of the state’s mathematic content standards in 2000. I also served on former Ohio Governor Bob Taft’s Teacher Advisory Board. I enjoy life in rural southern Ohio with my wife, Bessie, stepdaughters Kelli and Brittany, stepson T.J. and grandson Peyton. As a former coach, I enjoy all sports and referee high school football each year.
Interests Oil painting, reading, Bible study, lawnwork
Favorite Movies Westerns: John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart, Marx Brothers, action
Favorite Music Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, other country and Christian
Favorite Books The Faith by Charles Colson, Books by Ted Dekker, biographies, historical