Ryan is a fifth grade math and science teacher at United South Central Elementary School.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU • • • The ability to make an impact on children’s lives inspired me to become a teacher. A teacher can make a huge difference for any student, and I intend to use my calling as a teacher to show others the one thing needful.
HOW YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE • • • I hope to inspire students to change the world someday because they are the future. I hope to teach for the rest of my career and settle down with a family in the Midwest.
HOW BETHANY HAS PREPARED YOU • • • The education department staff, Dr. Pfeifer and Dr. Lienig, prepared us for a career teaching with a ton of curriculum planning and experiences teaching in school settings. I feel ready to host my own classroom and make my own decisions because of the relationships we had.
WHAT YOU REMEMBER MOST • • • I remember all of the relationships I formed with classmates and staff. I’ll always remember those who had an impact on my life.
ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS • • • Try everything possible that you can do at Bethany because you never know where it will lead you. It also allows you to create relationships that will help in your future job search.