Middle School History
Middle School Dean of Student Life
Student Council Advisor
Ryan decided to become a teacher dedicated to engaging, hands-on,
and discovery-based learning because as a middle school student
he often felt bored and disengaged from school. He believes that
students should have a voice in their education and that they
should be allowed to discover and pursue the topics and inquiries
that naturally interest them. Ryan has a B.A. in History from
Bethany College and M.Ed. in Administration and Policy Study from
the University of Pittsburgh.
Prior to joining Country Day, Ryan spent four years at Alta Vista School in San Francisco teaching 5th-8th grade history. Ryan also previously worked at a private boarding school in West Virginia where he taught 6th-grade history, coached middle school soccer and basketball, and was the Associate Head of the Boarding Department. When he is not teaching, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, traveling, trying new food, going to Kings games, and cheering for his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.