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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.

Health Academy Principal

Rockford Public Schools District 205
Since 2015
  • Implemented researched-based practices to resulting in East High School getting off the State academic watch list
  • Attained the second highest graduation rate at EHS in 18 years
  • Collaborated with teaching staff and administration to raise Freshmen on track from 57% to 86% in 5 years
  • Implemented asynchronous/synchronous learning platforms and remote/hybrid learning
  • Assessed PD needs of staff and organized PD on differentiation, assessment, and equitable grading practices
  • Supervised IEP, 504, and MDR meetings
  • Evaluated the performance of tenure and non-tenure staff members
  • Conducted administrative, certified, and support staff interviews
  • Mentored new administrators on the evaluation process, school-wide test administration, academy meetings, and student conflict/restorative practices
  • Implemented academic and SEL interventions through MTSS to improve on-track and graduation rate