Kristin Ryan » Special Education Director

Special Education Director

Mrs. Kristin Ryan joined HSCSD#1 in August of 2011 and currently serves as Director of Special Services. Originally from Estelline, SD, she attended the University of South Dakota and received her Bachelor of Science degree in K-8 Elementary Education & K-12 Special Education in May 2009 and a Master of Arts degree in Education: K-12 Reading Specialist in August 2011. She also completed the University of Wyoming’s Principal Certificate Program in May 2020.

Ms. Ryan previously taught in the Greenbrier County School District in West Virginia as a Head Start/Early Childhood Special Needs teacher and with the Beresford School District in South Dakota as their 2nd-5th Grade Special Education teacher. Upon moving to Thermopolis, she taught 7-12 Grade Reading Intervention, 6th Grade English Language Arts, and 8th Grade English Language Arts.

Ms. Ryan enjoys spending time with her family consisting of her husband, Matt, and their four children: Gabe, Nora, John, and Noel.