Katy Ryan

Manager of Certification

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aty is YES Prep's Manager of Certification and believes whole-heartedly in the power of education to transform lives and communities.  Access to high quality, rigorous education is key in this transformation and Katy works rigorously to ensure all stakeholders are equipped to both meet and exceed credential requirements in the State of Texas.  She is humbled to be a part of the work of YES Prep in preparing teachers to best meet the needs of their students while reducing educational and social inequality.


Prior to working at YES Prep she served as an elementary assistant principal and teacher of 4th and 5th grades in Virginia. She migrated to Texas by way of Missouri where she was able to spend a few precious years with her 2 daughters. Katy is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where she completed her B.S. in Elementary Education and Lynchburg College where she completed an M.Ed. in Reading and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.


When Katy is not busy serving the needs of Teaching Excellence's stakeholders, she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring all the food and fun Houston has to offer.