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Ryan is an experienced school-based leader and classroom teacher. Most recently, he was the Director of Operations and Co-Leader 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 with Uncommon Schools.  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 in Madison, Wisconsin and enjoys soccer, fly fishing, and volunteering with youth development programs.