As a lifelong student Ryan’s desire to teach is very much due to his personal experiences with teachers that he has had throughout his educational career. Ryan has been positively influenced by a number of teachers and has a great desire to influence his students in a similar manner. Ryan decided to choose the residency model as his pathway into teaching due the support structures the model has in place that would aid him in his development as a teacher. The residency model would provide Ryan not only with the content knowledge he would need to develop his trait, but furthermore, the hands-on experience necessary to prepare him for his first year of teaching.
Ryan finds most of his support from family, friends, and sports!
Upon successfully completing his residency year, Ryan was offered and accepted a full time teaching position teaching humanities at Roosevelt High School in Dallas ISD where he currently teaches.