"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." - Maya Angelou
Ryan Presley is proud to serve as the Founding Principal of KIPP Mosaic Primary. Mr. Presley began his journey in Houston as a 2008 Teach For America corps member and worked for four years at Gallegos Elementary in Houston ISD as a 5th grade math teacher, grade-level chair and eventually Instructional Specialist. Mr. Presley had to the opportunity to work with some of the hardest working students and families in Houston’s East End community. In 2012, he transitioned to the first primary school in KIPP Houston, KIPP SHINE Prep as an instructional coach and assistant principal, Mr. Presley worked to build upon SHINE’s strong foundation and help lead the school to a National Blue Ribbon Award in 2017.
Mr. Presley received his B.A. in political science and religious studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Outside of school, Ryan enjoys running outdoors, reading, exploring, and spending time with his wife, Catherine, and two daughters, Ellie and Maggie.