Hi! My name is Ali Ryan. I am very excited about my first year teaching in the Dino Classroom! Growing up, I spent many afternoons and school breaks helping my mom in her preschool classrooms. While in high school and college, I explored many different possible career paths, but I always ended up working in school and classroom environments. I graduated from University of California, Davis with a degree in Human Development. After graduation, I started working as a nanny for my neighbors and have been with the same family for just over seven years! While working with them, I completed my Master of Early Childhood Education degree from Grand Canyon University and have had the opportunity to watch two girls develop from infants to amazing young individuals.
I moved from San Francisco to Austin about two years ago. While it was hard leaving my family and friends in California, moving to Austin has been one of the best things to ever happen to me! I now live in Cedar Park with my wonderful boyfriend and our five month old Rottweiler puppy. We spend our weekends hiking the green belt, attending local sport events, and exploring the Austin area.