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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Ryan Gassaway is Dean of Student Culture at Coney Island Prep, a wonderfully diverse school in Brooklyn that reaches a population of 23% students with special needs and 75% recipients of free or reduced lunch. As a founding staff member at Coney Island Prep, Ryan has helped drive the evolution of instruction and overall school culture. He’s coached the school to increase consistency and fairness in the management of student culture and pushed the development of strong writing skills through his leadership of the social studies team. He aims to become the principal of an excellent public school that prepares students from low-income backgrounds to succeed in the college and career of their choice.