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Office of Teaching, Learning & Personnel
NCSD values your input on school-related issues.  Beginning in July 2020, you can share your thoughts and be part of the conversation by visiting the "Purple and White Corner" on Weebly.  Scott Ryan, Director of Teaching, Learning and Personnel, will lead the conversation and engage in discussions that bring us together to collaborate about challenges facing the district and solutions to take us into the future. 
Join the discussion on Mr. Ryan's blog titled the "Purple and White Corner" at  You can find the link to the Weebly webpage that is available below and stay up-to-date on the current issues our district is facing.
Link to:  PurpleAndWhiteCorner (on Weebly)
Meet Our Director

My name is Scott Ryan and I consider myself a true Norwichian, born and raised as a Purple Tornado.  I married my high school sweetheart Lisa, who doubles as Wonder Woman 5 days a week.  Together, we are raising 4 beautiful children, Elli, Holden, Josey and Brynley who keep us very busy with sports and social calendars.  My family is my world and Dad is my favorite name.  We enjoy the conveniences of a city residence despite my passion for a country lifestyle. 

For the last decade, I have been the Principal of Norwich Middle School, home to 420+ 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. This career path in education began in 2001 when I was hired to teach 10th grade Global History and Geography.  I taught and coached at Norwich High School until 2007 when I decided there was a leadership track in my future.  Tired of watching a steady turnover of administration, I committed to rolling my sleeves up to be part of a solution rather than a bystander. After spending three years as Dean of Students/Assistant Principal of Norwich High School, I was appointed Principal of the Norwich Middle School.  My work as an educator for almost 20 years has been focused on creating a positive learning experience for ALL kids.  I believe that teaching and learning are life skills that extend well beyond a High School diploma.  I admit that even I find it ironic that I chose education given the fact that academics weren’t a priority for me as a student.  The appeal of education comes from working with people in an attempt to impact a school experience that will forever make NCSD a part of their past that brings them happiness and a sense of pride and belonging.

I am currently recognizing my ultimate professional goal which is to be part of the master rebuild of NCSD.  This district has given me so much as a student, teacher and administrator. I envision an organization that was once recognized by long time Superintendent, Dr. Robert Cleveland; one that trains people well enough so they can leave but treats them well enough so they don’t want to, one that places student need above all else and one that creates a community of life long learning.


Planning for NCSD

Director of Teaching, Learning & Personnel

Scott Ryan 
Scott Ryan
Norwich City School District
District Office: 89 Midland Drive  | Norwich, NY 13815
P: 607.334.1600  |  F: 607.336.8652

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