ABOUT DR. RYAN
Dr. Robin Ryan joined GCISD as Superintendent on June 15, 2010. He has served 30 years in education, all in Texas, including as principal of Colleyville Heritage High School from 2004-2006.
He previously served in Dallas ISD as Chief Academic Officer and Area Superintendent; in Carroll ISD as a high school principal, junior high principal, middle school principal and assistant principal; in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD as a life science teacher and Student Services Coordinator; in San Angelo ISD as the administrator of one of the first discipline alternative schools in Texas; and as a high school biology teacher in Graham ISD.
Dr. Ryan, 54, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, Master of Education degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, and Doctorate degree from the University of North Texas. He also served 20 years in the Army National Guard and Reserves, retiring as a major in 2004.
Dr. Ryan and his family have lived in Grapevine since 1995. He is married to Dr. Cindy Ryan. They have three children: daughter, Daryl, is a graduate of Grapevine High School and Texas A&M and is now a speech-language pathologist; son, Reed, is a graduate of Grapevine High School and Texas A&M and is a teacher/coach for Prosper ISD; and their youngest son, Graham, is in the 12th grade at Grapevine High School.
The success of GCISD students – past, present and future – begins at home with the continued support of parents and the community. The district is fortunate to have strong partnerships with many civic organizations and businesses in our local community. One very special partnership the district enjoys is with the Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation. Each year, the Foundation provides hundreds of thousands of dollars for instructional and educational programs, student scholarships, and district-wide staff programs that would not be possible through the operating budget. Last year alone, the Foundation distributed $370,987 in teacher grants and awards as well as $20,987 in scholarships to graduating seniors. Since its inception in 1998, the Foundation has funded over 1,650 projects and awards, totaling over $2.6 million, and has established an endowment of over $1.25 million for perpetual funding opportunities.
The district appreciates its strong, vibrant partnerships with civic organizations and businesses in the Grapevine community.