Dan Ryder

Learning Facilitator
Overman Academy CRCS

Idea wrangler, design thinker and head scratcher, Dan Ryder serves as a learning facilitator at Overman Academy, a public charter school in rural Skowhegan, Maine, that combines best practices of human centered design, restorative practices, community service and personalized learning. With 22 years of classroom teaching, recognition from state (WCSH 6/MEA Association Inspiring Educator March 2017) and national organizations (Apple Distinguished Educator 2017, Horace Mann NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence 2018), and experience integrating creativity and design thinking into humanities courses for struggling 9th graders through AP-enrolled 12th graders, Dan has developed a set of skills and body of knowledge he enjoys sharing with others. He also directs, performs, and workshops improv comedy with his team, Teachers Lounge Mafia, and lives on social media as @wickeddecent.

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