STAMFORD, Conn. -- Kevin Ryan has joined the Spire School in Stamford as education director, the Greenwich Education Group announced.
For more than 25 years, Ryan has worked diligently to create opportunities for students to learn and thrive in environments where they are challenged and held to high expectations while receiving the essential support to achieve at the highest levels.
Ryan joins the Spire School after two years at the Westport Day School, where he served as director of curriculum and instruction.
“Spire is so fortunate to have Kevin as a part of our team," said Tammy Moscrip, executive director of the Spire School. "With Kevin’s background in administration and special education, he is a perfectly suited to help us achieve our future goals."
"This is an incredible opportunity for me personally and professionally,” Ryan said about joining the Spire School as its first education director. “You might expect that as a long-time educator, I not only value, but thrive on new learning. Coming to Spire in this capacity allows me to engage in an area of education I have only seen from afar. The learning curve is one I embrace with enthusiasm. My aim as education director is to serve as the lead learner in a setting rich with eager learners, be they students, faculty, or staff.”
Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts in special education with a minor in psychology and a Bachelor of Science in special education, with a concentration in emotional disturbances, from Southern Connecticut State University. He completed post-graduate studies in school administration and supervision at Sacred Heart University, where he earned a Certificate of Advanced Studies and certification in school administration.
He joined the Farmington public schools as assistant principal at Irving A. Robbins Middle School and eventually became principal. After seven years at the middle school,Ryan was appointed principal of Farmington High School.
During this period, he continued post-graduate studies at the University of Connecticut, studying executive leadership and organizational design and development; he achieved certification as superintendent of schools.
Following his tenure in Farmington, Ryan became high school principal in Cheshire. He is a lifelong Connecticut resident and the youngest of eight children; he has 19 nieces and nephews.
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