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Ryan Wlodek

Ph.D. - Educational Leadership

Ryan Wlodek
Professional Status
Open to opportunities
About Me
Ryan Wlodek is a high school administrator and educator from Elgin, Illinois. Dr. Wlodek currently serves as an Academy Principal at East High School in Rockford Public School District 205 located in Rockford, Illinois. Dr. Wlodek has a strong interest and professional background in brain-based teaching and learning strategies. He also has experience developing and implementing data-driven initiatives to lead students to social and academic success.

Health Academy Principal

Rockford Public Schools District 205
Since 2015
  • Implemented research-based practices resulting in East High School getting off the State academic watch list
  • Attained the second highest graduation rate at EHS in 18 years
  • Collaborated with administration and teaching staff to raise Freshman on track from 57% to 86% in 5 years
  • Implemented asynchronous/synchronous learning platforms and remote/hybrid learning
  • Assessed PD needs of staff and organized PD on differentiation, assessment, and grading practices
  • Supervised IEP, 504, and MDR meetings
  • Evaluated performance of tenure and non-tenure staff members
  • Conducted administrative, certified, and support staff interviews
  • Mentored new administrators on the evaluation process, school-wide test administration, academy meetings, and students conflict/restorative practices
  • Implemented academic and SEL interventions through MTSS to improve on-track and graduation rate