Ryan has been teaching English and Journalism at Buffalo High School since 2001. He has extensive experience working with teachers at all levels as a technology integration specialist. Ryan has a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia College in Moorhead and a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning from Saint Mary’s University. He is the recipient of numerous awards including TIES Exceptional Educators for Technology Integration, Minnesota Journalism Educator of the Year, and the Lars Stentzler Intellectual Freedom Award.
Ryan has addressed preservice teachers at St. Cloud State and Concordia College - Moorhead. In addition to working with BestPrep, he has presented for the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals and provided training and inspiration in districts across the state of Minnesota.