Ryan Stephans is a middle school educator with more than a decade of experience in the public schools as a Social Studies teacher. He is a graduate of Kansas State University, with a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education, and Emporia State University with a Master's in History. He began his teaching in 2005 at the high school level, before leaving for Turner Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas in 2007. He spent eleven years at TMS, the majority of the time teaching 8th grade United States History. During those eleven years he served as the Building Improvement Chair, Professional Development Council Representative, and Social Studies Department Chair. In 2013, he was selected as an Abraham Lincoln Fellow by the Horace Mann Corporation. Beginning in 2018, he joined the staff at Summit Trail Middle School in Olathe, Kansas, continuing to teach 8th grade United States History.
In his spare time, Ryan can usually be found, running, reading, or hiking in the National Parks with his amazing wife Katie. Katie and Ryan have two wonderful fur-babies: Sasha, a beagle-corgi mix, and Hobbes, a ornery cat who definitely lives up to his namesake.
Follow Ryan on Twitter: @Coach_Stephans