Mary Catherine Ryan

Grade & Content Lead

“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” -Rob Siltanen

Mary Catherine Ryan joined the Brilla team in 2014 and over the past three years she taught First Grade, Kindergarten, and served as a Learning Specialist. She is now a Grade and Content Lead, heading up Second Grade and New Teacher Development. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and Spanish from Clemson University and is currently attending Teacher’s College at Columbia University where she will graduate this spring with a master’s degree as a Reading Specialist.