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Ryan Dykhouse

Ryan Dykhouse

Social Studies Department Leader

Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School

Social Studies Department Leader at Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School





Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School

Social Studies Department Leader

● Served as the liaison between school administration and the Social Studies Department regarding school initiatives and curriculum development.
● Spearheaded curriculum consolidation and development for the department.
● Planned and facilitated monthly meetings that coordinated planning and educational goals across the department.
● Initiated the development of an AP U.S. History course.

Career medium 04
Career medium 05

NYC Department of Education

Special Education Teacher: Social Studies Specialist

My responsibilities include:
● Collaboratively planning and teaching the 9th through 11th grade required history courses (Ancient & Medieval World History, Modern World History, United States History).
● Developing curriculum for and delivering instruction in senior-level Government & Economics courses.
● Instructing small groups of Special Education students in SETSS Resource Room classes.
● Creating and implementing Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for students in the 10th grade with disabilities.


Breakthrough Greater Boston

Student Teacher

Math Teaching:
–Planned, taught, and tracked student success in two small classes of 7th grade students.
–Modified and implemented a rigorous curriculum focused on pre-algebra skills, such as one-step equations, fractions, and percentages.
–Students completed an interdisciplinary capstone budget project on college affordability and wrote a letter to the Mayor of Boston.

Writing Teaching:
–Collaboratively planned, taught, and tracked student success in a small class of 7th grade students.
–Planned and implemented a rigorous curriculum focused on narrative and persuasive essay writing.
–Developed a week-long poetry seminar.

Career medium 05
Career medium 03

Olivet Nazarene University

Writing Center Tutor

I was involved in a Pilot Study at Olivet Nazarene University in which I assisted students in College Writing II (APA) and Christian Scriptures II on major writing projects. The tutoring involved assisting in the construction of their paper, the research process, help with grammar, and overall instruction in research paper writing.


Center for Immigrant Healthcare Justice

Assistant to the Executive Director

I handled a variety of tasks, from updating the website and social media networks to maintaining databases to researching policy in health care and immigration. I specifically became knowledgable about Medicaid and CHIPRA programs and their coverage criteria. I also was considerably involved in grant writing, helping prepare several large grant proposals to various foundations and government groups.

Career medium 06
Career medium 03

Moog Center for Deaf Education

Teaching Assistant

Learning assistant; helped develop reading and writing skills among hearing challenged students. Specifically worked with third and forth grade students. Assistant to the teacher; helped gather materials for lessons, prepare the classroom, etc.


Hunter College

Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.), Special Education

Olivet Nazarene University

B.A., Political Science and Government

University of Oxford

Visiting Student, Political Theory & Philosophy

Westminster Christian Academy

High School Diploma, Scholars