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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
President Biden’s Proposed Increase in Education Spending Could Be a Boost for Charter Schools
On Friday, President Biden released his “skinny budget”, a proposal for fiscal year 2022 containing top-line spending numbers. Congress rarely takes up the President’s proposed budget wholesale, but the proposal,...
What Happens When You Take the “Independent” Out of Independent Chartering Board
Maine and Hawaii are two of 17 states with an independent chartering board (ICBs). ICBs are a type of charter school authorizer often called a state charter commission. Where they...
Rebuilding Our “Love Bubble” To Take Care of Our Charter School Community
This piece was written by Arthur Samuels, Executive Director, Pagee Cheung, Principal, Princess Francois, Assistant Principal of Math & Science, and Dwayne James, Social Worker & Director of Diversity, Equity,...