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Meet Mr. Ryan Stein

Screen shot 2012-06-10 at 8.25.35 AMRyan Stein feels lucky to be a part of the Greenwood family and firmly believes that nothing great can be accomplished without enthusiasm. For the past 14 years, Stein has experiences as a Principal, Associate Principal, Resource Teacher, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, a head varsity basketball coach, and eight years of hands-on teaching in diverse communities.  Stein has been recognized by Henrico County Public Schools, the State of Virginia, and on a national scale as an elite educator and as a pioneer for student engagement, innovation and achievement. He has been awarded the R.E.B. Award for Teaching Excellence (2010), Virginia’s Super Teacher Award (2011) and featured on the Rachael Ray Show as a top five national educator (2012). Recently, Stein received the Chris Corallo, Distinguished Leadership Award (2017), in his first year as principal at Greenwood Elementary School.

18221629_1263265417102620_8907186623767376019_nStein conducts college and teaching workshops throughout Virginia sharing his enthusiasm and innovative ideas on how to differentiate, engage, educate, and inspire students.  He developed a comprehensive teaching tool that has been implemented in hundreds of schools called History MVP. This engaging program promotes deepening understanding of the social studies curriculum and provides opportunities for enhanced learning and higher-level thinking. He also has created music album, Ryan Stein Presents History MVP, containing 20 songs filled with the social studies content. Recently, he has written a book with Jen Berdux, a 4th grade teacher and dreamer at Kaechele Elementary School in Henrico County, titled Lifeline 65: How Small Connections and Big Enthusiasm Can Change Education. 

Stein, Randolph Macon graduate in 2004, received his master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Liberty University. Most importantly, Stein married the love of his life in 2011, Kimberly, and they have two children Bryce Alexander (5) and Bexley Anne (4).  As a student, teacher, administrator and father, Mr. Ryan Stein has a true passion for making a difference in the lives of children.



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