Ryan Connor is the Wellness Program Director for the Rales Clinic. Connor graduated from Hamilton College in 2005 with a degree in Public Policy and Education. After graduation, Connor taught History and Math in Price George’s county, until his interest in and passion for youth sports drew him to Kampala, Uganda. While in Kampala, he interned with the Kids League, Uganda, a non-profit that uses soccer and netball to spread health and education messages to children throughout the country, and volunteered at the Missionaries of the Poor orphanage. He returned to the States and earned a master’s from the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and his Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Studies from St. Mary’s College. Connor then returned to the classroom to teach 7th and 9th-grade History at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School in Washington, DC.
His academic and professional experiences have shaped his interest in how to increase students achievement and engagement using non-curricular means