James Ryan Assistant Principal
    About Mr. James
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    Dear KTA community,

    It is a tremendous honor to serve as the Assistant Principal at Kyrene Traditional Academy, an excelling A+ School of Excellence and National Blue Ribbon School. Prior to graduating from Arizona State University with a Master in Educational Leadership and Principalship, I taught middle school reading and writing in the Kyrene School District at Kyrene del Pueblo and Kyrene Middle School, served for several years as the English Language Arts Department Chair, and participated in a wide range of school-wide leadership initiatives. At the start of my career in education, I worked in an AVID program in the Tempe Elementary School District, and I also was a program coordinator for Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates at Marcos de Niza High School.

    Before coming to Kyrene Traditional Academy, I had the valuable opportunity to serve as the assistant principal at Kyrene de los Lagos Dual Language Academy for two years. As a school leader at a Dual Language Academy, I was able to utilize my fluency in Spanish to help assist students in their own personal journeys in bilingualism and biliteracy. I served the Altadena Middle School community as the assistant principal, and now I look forward to serving the Kyrene Traditional Academy community. 

    When I'm not pursuing my professional passions in education, I love spending time with my family and friends, vacationing around the state and southwest. I also love mountain biking, rock climbing, and any other outdoor adventure sport.

    I look forward to supporting the KTA students, staff, and families. 


    Ryan James

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