Thomas Ryan Ph.D.
CEO, eLearn Inst
Tom Ryan holds two executive positions, Chief Information and Strategy Officer of the Santa Fe (NM) Public School District and Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the eLearn Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming education through the effective use of digital learning tools. He is an education professional with 36+ years of experience and expertise in teaching, leadership, technology, technology integration, and blended/online learning program development. He works with school leadership on strategic planning and leadership, designing digital learning environments, technology infrastructure reviews, and the shift to digital tools.
Dr. Ryan has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. He served as a CIO (11 years), as well as a high school principal and teacher for the largest public school district in New Mexico. He has proven leadership and experience leading teams of 100+ employees and administering multi-million dollar budgets and projects. Dr. Ryan has designed and implemented innovative online and blended school models at both the state and district level.
He is engaged in leadership activities in several state and national organizations including Chairmen of the Board for the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN). He also is active in iNACOL, ISTE, and the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS). Work with the CGCS includes: large school district IT reviews of infrastructure, strategic planning, instructional technology, and digital transformation efforts. He also helps coordinate the Council’s annual CIO conferences. Dr. Ryan presents at several state and national conferences throughout the year.
Tuesday, September 19, 10:10 – 11:00 am
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