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Ryan Marks

2017 NACSA Leader

Ryan Marks is the Director of Evaluation and Assessment at the Colorado Charter School Institute (CCSI). Since joining the organization in 2014, Ryan has served in various roles. He currently oversees all state assessments, student performance analysis, and academic evaluation, including the statistical analysis of state and local assessment data. Prior to working at CCSI, Ryan was a middle school science teacher in Thailand and Colorado. Ryan and his wife met while teaching at a charter school outside of Denver and they completed several long road trips throughout the western US and Canada during their summer vacations and now spend their free time camping and exploring with their dog Wall-E.


Most Recent Posts
4 Reasons You Should Attend #NACSAcon
Smart, proactive public charter school authorizing can transform public education. We’ve seen it happen in cities across the country.  How did they do it? What lessons can you take from...
Holding Up a Mirror: What to Expect at 2021 NACSA Virtual Leadership Conference for Charter School Authorizers
As educators, we need to recognize the significance of this moment for charter school authorizers. The pandemic has interrupted schooling for millions of children–widening achievement and opportunity gaps that we...
Wyoming Gets a New Authorizer Is the Headline, But There’s More to the Story
Last month we touched on a Wyoming bill, SF130, which created a new authorizing pathway in the state. But there is more to the bill that deserves to be highlighted: through a comprehensive overhaul, SF130...