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New Education Director At Stamford's Spire School Aims To Be 'Lead Learner'

Longtime Connecticut educator Kevin Ryan has joined the Spire School in Stamford as its latest education director
Longtime Connecticut educator Kevin Ryan has joined the Spire School in Stamford as its latest education director Photo Credit: Greenwich Education Group

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Longtime Connecticut resident Kevin Ryan has been tapped for the post of education director at the Spire School in Stamford, the Greenwich Education Group announced.

Ryan, who has worked with students for more than 25 years, most recently served as director of curriculum and instruction at the Westport Day School.

Spire’s executive director, Tammy Moscrip, said Ryan’s background in administration and special education means is “perfectly suited” to guide the school towards its future goals.

“This is an incredible opportunity for me personally and professionally,” Ryan said about his new post.

“You might expect that as a longtime educator, I not only value, but thrive on new learning,” he said. “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.”

Ryan said his aim as education director will be to serve as the “lead learner in a setting rich with eager learners, be they students, faculty, or staff.”

Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in special education with a minor in psychology and a bachelor’s 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.

Ryan joined the Farmington school district as assistant principal, and then principal, at the Irving A. Robbins Middle School. After seven years at the middle school, he was appointed principal of Farmington High School.

He continued learning even as he was leading, Spire said, at the University of Connecticut, where he studying executive leadership and organizational design and development/

He was also certified as superintendent of schools.

Following his tenure in Farmington, Ryan became high school principal in Cheshire.

Ryan, the youngest of eight children, has 19 nieces and nephews. He said he enjoys time with family and has many hobbies, including exercise, skiing, reading, and cooking.

The Spire School, founded in 2010, is an accredited, co-ed, independent day school for intellectually capable students in grades 6 through 12.

For more information about the school, click here .

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