information for the RTP ® program
Trainers in the United States and Australia
As the creator of
the Responsible Thinking Process and current
president of RTP, Inc., I want to make sure that
those who represent RTP are qualified and can be
depended upon to represent RTP. The following is the
current list of those whose schools I’ve visited and
have watched them work with students. I have found
them to be sufficiently trustworthy and
knowledgeable of RTP and will maintain its
integrity. Ed Ford.
There are 3 RTP trainers
authorized to train schools
There are currently only two
people that are authorized to do training in the
United States, and they are:
George Venetis and Ed
In Australasia, there is an additional authorized trainer, Jean
Jean Knight, Supervisor of Trainers,
retired principal, home: 5/38 Emerald Street,
Kedron, 4031, Queensland, phone: 07 3857-1603
The other trainers mentioned
below have the authority to explain the process to a
group interested in or considering RTP training.
Also, once a school has been trained, the other
trainers would be authorized to go in and evaluate
the school, advising them of areas in which they
need to improve for possible future accreditation.
All schools must receive their RTP accreditation
from Ed Ford, George Venetis, or Jean Knight.
Current U. S. Trainers
Ed Ford, creator and
president of RTP, Inc., Responsible Thinking Process, Inc.
56th St., Scottsdale, Arizona 85253, phone: 480 584-4715
The first on the
list is the supervisor of trainers, George Venetis, the educator who
originally helped me to build the process in the school where he was
assistant principal in January, 1994, later to become its principal.
George is a retired educator, and is presently working with me
training educators throughout the world.
Supervisor of Trainers, 2601 N. 49th Place, Phoenix, Arizona 85008,
phone: 602 952-1942
Scott Bogner, Superintendent, Grant Public Schools, 148 S. Elder Ave., Grant, MI 49327, phone: 231 834-7146
Andy Rynberg, 3980 E. Brenlor Drive, Hesperia, Michigan 49421 Phone 231-450-0013, Educational Leadership Coach, New Ways School. email: email@example.com
The following are qualified RTP
trainers in the United States and can be depended upon when it comes
to questions about RTP:
Superintendent, Southwest Region School District, Dillingham,
Alaska, phone: 907 842-5287
Herman Gerving, Principal, Southwest Region School District, Manokotak, Alaska, phone: 907 289-1013
Darleen Martin, the first RTC teacher started with the Phoenix school where the program was built. She is now retired. Her home phone is 602-956-9607. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Creekmore retired RTC teacher, Toledo, Ohio: Home phone 419.882.8520 Cell # 419.351.2079
Kathy Kelly, M. D.
Fox Elementary School, Hartford Public Schools (where she is
district RTP trainer), Hartford, CT, cell phone: 860 463-4723
(especially knowledgeable in Special Education), 4072 Pine Run
Circle, St. Augustine, FL, 32086, home phone: 904 794-5088
principal, Sahuaro Elementary School, 12835 N. 33rd Ave, Phoenix
Arizona, phone 602 896-6200
Olin Levitt, PhD, School
Psychologist in the Jordan School District, Salt Lake
Jim Brettell, DMin, Pastor and former Principal,
John T. Goad Christian School, Little Rock,
Arkansas, phone: 501-690-8746
Diana Leggett, Asst.
Superindent, Stillwater Public Schools,
Stillwater, OK. phone: 405 533-6330
Assistant Principal, West Lauderdale Attendance
Center, 9916 West Lauderdale Road, Collinsville,
MS 39325, home phone: 601 656-6857.
Eagle, Nebraska. cel. phone 402 326-3223.
He recently retired as principal of Eagle
Elementary School, Eagle, NE
following are qualified RTP trainers in Australia and can be
depended upon when it comes to questions about RTP:
The following two qualified RTP Trainers are authorized to train in schools in Australasia. All training to be organized through Jean Knight.
Jean Knight. Supervisor of Trainers, retired school principal, home: 5/38 Emerald Street, KEDRON 4031, Queensland. Tel: (07) 3857 1603; email@example.com
Glenn Vaughan, authorized trainer, retired school principal, home: 12 Hillrise Court, PIALBA (Hervey Bay) 4655, Queensland; Tel: (07) 4124 1621 firstname.lastname@example.org
The following four people are qualified RTP trainers in Australia and can be depended upon when it comes to questions about RTP
Chris Mellor. Trainer, retired school principal, home: 5 Maud Street, SUNNYBANK Queensland. Tel: (07) 3345 1542 email@example.com N.B. Chris manages and distributes RTP Resources in Australia.
Jim Ford. Trainer, Principal, Mercy College, Penn Street, MACKAY 4741 Queensland. Tel: (07) 4649 4199 firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Nielsen. Trainer, RTP Administrator at Emmaus College NORTH ROCKHAMPTON 4701 Queensland Tel: (07) 4923 5700 Andrew_Nielsen@emmaus.qld.edu.au
Mark Craswell. Trainer, Deputy Principal, Walkervale State Primary School, 46A Hurst Street, BUNDABERG 4670 Queensland Tel: (07) 4155 5666 email@example.com
In addition to the above, the following Australian educator is a qualified Responsible Thinking Classroom (RTC) trainer and can be depended upon when it comes to questions about the use of the RTC.
Leanne Newman. RTC Teacher, Clairvaux Mackillop College in UPPER MOUNT GRAVATT 4122 Queensland Tel: (07) 3347 9251 firstname.lastname@example.org