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Ryan Wlodek

Academy Principal at Rockford East High School

Ryan Wlodek
Professional Status
Open to opportunities
About Me
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.

Science Teacher/Administrative Internship

Kaneland Community Unit School District 302
2010 to 2015
  • 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