Ryan Wlodek has spent nearly two decades teaching and leading in rural, suburban, and urban school districts. He has experience leading curricular changes, multi-tiered system of supports, professional learning communities, and school improvement initiatives. Ryan Wlodek completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership at Concordia University Chicago, defending his dissertation on Teacher and Student Perceptions of Brain-based Strategies that Engage the Brain. Dr. Wlodek currently serves as an Academy Principal at East High School in Rockford Public Schools 205.
Coordinated grade level inquiry-based interdisciplinary project resulting in science benchmark scores 38% higher than the national average
Planned and organized school Science Fair
Solicited community volunteers for student support resulting in 436 service hours in SY 15
Arranged for students to attend Regional and State Science Expositions
Presented school initiatives at School Board Meetings
Wrote and received grant funds to support interdisciplinary science project
Merged middle school science and 1st year high school science curriculum to develop an enriched middle school science course which accelerated student learning and prepared students to take higher level science courses in high school
Identified and provided academic interventions for students who needed additional support
Assisted student teachers with lesson design, observed lessons, and provided feedback
Utilized hands-on lab activities to facilitate student understanding of complex scientific concepts
Wlodek, R. M. (2018). Neuroscience and Education: Teacher and Student Perceptions of Brain-based Strategies that Engage the Brain (10840571) [Doctoral dissertation]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.