Kent Ryan will be principal at Van Buren Elementary School. He joins the District from the Davenport Community Schools where he is currently the Principal at Fillmore Elementary School. He previously served as a Literacy Consultant with the Iowa Department of Education, specifically working with the Reading First initiative. He replaces Cindy Stock who will become principal at Grant Wood Elementary School.
Ryan earned his undergraduate degree from Culver-Stockton College and a master’s degree and educational leadership degree from Drake University.
“I am very excited about the many good things I’ve learned are happening at Van Buren Elementary School,” he said. “Whether it’s Kids on Course, expansion of the English Language Learner (ELL) program, or the school’s work with the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program, the staff and students are doing some amazing things. I am honored and feel privileged to become part of the Van Buren family. I can’t wait to meet the students, families, and staff.”