Phone: 970-327-4336 ex 202


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Sam Ryan

Mr. Ryan is our K-12 Principal

Sam Ryan is an Ohio native, excited to have transitioned to 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 various 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 at various school districts in Ohio. Mr. Ryan has served in and outside the classroom across all grade levels in each role to support student achievement and staff growth.

Mr. Ryan enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and anything on the water during his downtime.