Ryan is a Partner at Transcend, and his work focuses on how we can successfully share innovative education models to support communities’ design journeys.
Prior to joining Transcend, Ryan was the Co-Leader and Director of Operations of Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School, part of the Uncommon Schools network and one of the highest-performing middle schools in NYC. Before serving as a school leader, Ryan taught 8th grade mathematics, first as a 2007 TFA Corps Member in NYC and then at Williamsburg Collegiate. In 2012, he was a finalist for TNTP’s Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.
Ryan has a Masters in Teaching from Pace University and a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he worked as a researcher for Jim Collins, a leading business thinker and author of Good to Great.
Ryan lives with his wife and daughter in Salt Lake City and enjoys soccer, fly fishing, and volunteering with youth development and mentoring programs.
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Leaps for Equitable, 21st-Century Learning
Transcend’s Leaps for Equitable, 21st-Century Learning describes the key ways we believe the student experience must change so that schools can prepare all young people to thrive in and transform the world.
Transform Learning with Community-Based Design
Community-based design is a collaborative and local process that brings together young people, educators, administrators, caregivers, and experts to redesign learning. It goes beyond traditional school improvement initiatives by involving the entire community in reshaping the purpose and design of education.