VCS Names New Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services

VCS Names New Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services

On Thursday, July 14th, the Board of Education appointed Karyn Ryan as the District’s new Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services, effective August 15, 2022. Ryan, a seasoned administrator with extensive background in special education, will oversee all special education and related services for Victor Central Schools. 

Ryan comes to VCS from the West Irondequoit School District where she has been the Supervisor of Student Services, Grades K-12, for the past twenty years. Before this, she taught Speech and Language and English as a Second Language. Ryan’s leadership was instrumental in supporting one of the highest graduation rates for students with disabilities in the area. Among her responsibilities as Supervisor, she helped develop and implement a wide array of K-12 special education programs along with the appropriate professional development necessary for success. In addition, she coordinated the District Trauma, Illness and Grief team, led the implementation of instructional best practices related to reading, writing, math, and social emotional instruction, and ensured CSE/CPSE State and Federal Regulations were implemented through ongoing analysis of special education practices, programs, and professional development. She also collaborated with the Preschool Special Education Chair to ensure seamless student transitions from preschool to school aged services.

Ryan graduated from Nazareth College with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech Language and Hearing Handicap. She also holds certification in Educational Administration and Supervision from SUNY Oswego.

VCS Superintendent, Dr. Tim Terranova said, “Karyn’s depth of experience ensuring that all kids can be successful, both academically and socially-emotionally, is what makes her an outstanding person to lead our Pupil Services Department. Her knowledge, growth mindset approach and ability to work effectively with students, parents and staff will continue to help move us forward as an exemplary school district.” 

Ryan said she is honored and excited to have this opportunity to become part of the Victor Central School District community. “I believe as educators, if we work collaboratively, we can support each child in reaching their fullest potential. I look forward to working alongside students, staff, and community members to promote the growth of the whole child and build upon the support services and academic excellence in Victor,” she said.