Ryan Marks

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
Closing the DEI Gap in Authorizing
According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 68% of charter school students are students of color and nearly 59% come from lower-income households. Unfortunately, most educational organizations, including...
New School Application
What’s possible today? Who can start new, high-quality, innovative, and equitable schools? Is it possible for community members, talented educators, or the next generation of leaders to start a new...
Third Thursdays
NACSA provides professional development opportunities, online courses, resources, and publications that are specifically designed to help authorizers and other school leaders grow and network. Third Thursdays, an ongoing virtual learning...