Furin was born and raised in Minnesota, where she hailed from families of miners, farmers and family owned small businesses. She was active in volunteering, the outdoors, spending ample time on the Minnesota lakes, hunting, fishing, and camping. She moved to California December 1996 to reach out and share her passion for Education with the growing population of children in the 20:1 classroom shortage.
She was a 1982 Minnesota Miss Teen World contestant, 1994 Mrs. Hibbing, and a 1994 Mrs. Minnesota contestant. Although Education has always been her dedicated focus, she became a voice for Homeless animals and abuse. Rhonda has had pets in her life since a child and often housed and took in homeless pets. She became a favorite dog sitter to many of her Professors while she pursued her Elementary Education degree. She is a 1985 graduate of Lowthian College, positions and experience include: sales, marketing, advertising, cosmetic/ pharmaceutical sales/management, including lending a hand to the various family owned businesses.
Her Educational background is extensive in Education receiving her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Minnesota Teaching License for K-6 from Bemidji State University, MN, Master of Science in Education/Special Education/CLAD and Clear Multiple Subject K-12 Credential from National University, La Jolla, CA, Mild-Moderate Special Education K-12 Clear Credential from California State Fullerton University, CA and an Applied Behavioral Analysis Certificate from San Marcos State University, CA. She has taught every single grade level in both areas including all subject matters. Her resume includes public, private, and Community Day School settings.
She is a graduate with Alpha Sigma Lambda honors, 2007-08 Cambridge Lifetime Member on Who’s Who in Executives and Professionalism, and a 2008 recipient National Association of Professional Women on Excellence and Dedication to the field of Education.
Susan B. Anthony Says:
“The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then and not until then will there be the perfect comradeship, the idea union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.”