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Principal's Message

Welcome to Ryan Elementary STEAM SChool


Dear Ryan community,

I am honored to be serving as Ryan’s interim principal for this 2022-2023 school year! Ryan is a special place to be, known for its amazing teachers and staff, its innovative teaching practices, and its family and community support. 

Ryan is the only STEAM (science - technology - engineering - art - mathematics) focused school in the district, prioritizing many facets of what makes school engaging and forward thinking. Our students approach learning with curiosity, solving problems critically and creatively.

In any and every conversation with a Ryan staff member, it is clear that the students at this school are at the heart of everything we do. We embrace the whole child, which means we empower kids to be the best versions of themselves while also challenging them to try new things, take risks, and shine in their own unique ways. There is a culture of care and compassion here that people matter and that we are collectively a Rhino family.

Please know that we are here for you, your family, and your child! Please reach out any time, and we look forward to seeing you!


Kristen Smetzer

Interim Principal