GCISD: Redefining Education
Oct 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Dr. Robin Ryan
GCISD: Redefining Education

The mission of GCISD is to be the BEST, which is defined as Building Excellent Schools Together. GCISD maintains a long-standing commitment to educational excellence for all children. Building on its mission, the district continues increasing the level of rigor in classrooms to address expectations of the community and better prepare students for success in college and their future careers.

Dr. Robin Ryan joined GCISD as Superintendent on June 15, 2010. He has served 34 years in education, all in Texas, including as principal of Colleyville Heritage High School from 2004-2006. In May 2018, Dr. Ryan was named the 2018 Region XI Superintendent of the Year. 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, 56, 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 for Texas City ISD; 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 a graduate of Grapevine High School and attends Texas A&M University.