NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Ryan Fedoroff, M.Ed
Ryan Fedoroff brings a decade of academic leadership and classroom experience to her role at Newport Academy. Throughout her time as an educator, she has been particularly passionate about working with high-risk adolescents: She trained in restorative practices, worked with the Marin County (California) Youth Court, was a member of various community organizations working to combat youth substance abuse, and helped develop educational and intervention programs to prevent teen drug use.
Ryan also worked alongside clinicians to develop interventions to assist students dealing with anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and depression, and collaborated with special education teams to create protocols for managing classroom challenges for students with ADD, ADHD, and other auditory processing and executive functioning deficits.
Her previous positions include Student Activities Director, Leadership Teacher, and mathematics teacher at Tamalpais Union High School District in Mill Valley, California; and Secondary Summer School Principal, mathematics teacher, and Student Activities Director for the Novato (California) Unified School District.
Ryan lives in Darien, Connecticut, with her husband, Gary, who is a Recovery Counselor and the Intensive Outpatient Program Coordinator for Newport Academy. They have three children, Rachael, Alexa, and Oliver.
Newport Academy…in her own words
“I strongly believe in Newport Academy’s approach, and I see the benefits every day in the classroom. I have always felt frustrated by the lack of intervention on the part of schools to combat the substance abuse epidemic, and I am passionate about offering a safe, sober, recovery-centered environment in which my students can learn and thrive. Although the work we do can be challenging, it is incredibly rewarding to see our adolescents’ joy and investment in learning return and grow as they recover.”—Ryan Fedoroff
- Master of Arts degree in Education Administration from San Francisco State University
- California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential from San Francisco State University
- California Single-Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics from Dominican University of California
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Davis