Meet Andrew Ryan: New SVHS vice principal
Andrew Ryan has been named the new vice principal at Sonoma Valley High School.
New Sonoma Valley High School Vice Principal Andrew Ryan is familiar to many from his role as a PE teacher and athletic director at Altimira Middle School for the past nine years.
This fall, he has taken over the reins from Glenn Moll, who has switched over to support the district’s two middle schools. The high school is thrilled to have him on board where he will be responsible for attendance, discipline support, school safety planning and some responsibilities with data organization.
Ryan is fully invested in the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. He lives in town and met his wife, Shellie, at a school district meeting, as she herself is an algebra and social studies teacher at Adele Harrison Middle School. They welcomed their first son, Jake, in 2008 and are expecting another son next month. Teaching is a family affair, as Ryan’s mother is also a teacher, in sixth-grade language arts at Adele Harrison.
Ryan is excited for his new role and prepared for the responsibility. He graduated from CSU, Chico and earned his teaching credential and an MA from Chapman University. In 2008, he received his California Administrative Tier I Credential. He is known for his enthusiasm, energy and leadership potential and he looks forward to bringing those attributes to the high school community.
“I am thrilled to see my former middle school students and to help them transition to the ‘real world.’ I am looking forward to the challenges and success that lie ahead with our new A-to-G requirements; anything we can do to better prepare our students and give them an advantage as they leave high school will be paramount to their success as an adult,” said Ryan.
Ryan himself was educated in the Sonoma Valley school system and graduated from SVHS in 1998. He was very active in the middle school redesign, on districtwide committees and ran day-to-day operations of SVHS’ most recent summer school initiatives. Said District Superintendent Louann Carlomango, “As a new member of the SVHS administrative team, Andrew will provide support and guidance to students, staff and parents as the high school continues its move toward ensuring all students are college and career ready. We are thrilled to welcome Andrew on board at SVHS.”