Phone: 970-327-4336 ex 202


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Sam Ryan

Welcome our new K-12 Principal

Sam Ryan is an Ohio native, excited to make the transition to the Norwood. Mr. Ryan obtained his master’s degree in educational leadership from Concordia University- Chicago, and holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Simpson University. He also holds credits in clinical counseling and career technical education. He has worked full time in education since 2014, across a variety of settings and roles.

His background includes working as a 6-12 media arts and business teacher from 2014-18, working as an online school coordinator and media arts teacher during the 2018-19 school year and serving as a director of instructional technology and district level administrator since 2019 at various school districts in Ohio. In each role Mr. Ryan has served in and outside of the classroom across all grade levels to support student achievement and staff growth.

In his down time, Mr. Ryan enjoys being outdoors, hiking and anything on the water. He is looking forward to joining the staff and community in Norwood to continue building on their record of excellence already in place.