Ryan is originally from the United States but has also lived abroad having worked in several international schools. He began his teaching career in 2011 working as an English Teacher in grades 3-6 at Yangjung Primary School in South Korea. He then returned to the United States as a grade 7 social studies teacher at the Zebulon Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle School in North Carolina. There, he taught world history and was a team leader.
In 2015, Ryan returned to international education as an IB MYP Integrated Humanities teacher at Lyford Cay International School in the Bahamas, an IB World School. Besides teaching, Ryan was an Assistant MYP Coordinator and Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Specialist.
Along with teaching humanities in the classroom, Ryan enjoys active participation in the school community. He has been a Model United Nations club advisor, coached soccer, and led eco-clubs and community outreach programs. A musician, he uses his acoustic guitar to differentiate instruction with original songs.
For Ryan, being an international teacher has allowed him to have a global perspective when teaching history and geography. By working in IB world schools, he focuses on student character and skill development in addition to academic rigor. In his classroom, Ryan seeks to empower middle and high school students to be inquiring and critical thinkers who approach issues in a principled and empathetic manner.