James Cryan, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2011
Before founding Rocky Mountain Prep, James Cryan was one of the charter corps members of Teach for America: Colorado. As a 6th grade English Teacher in a local DPS school, he led his students to over 2.3 years of reading growth in one year and was nominated for the Sue Lehman award (National TFA Teacher of the Year award). In 2008-9 James worked with the Denver Public School Board with Bruce Hoyt on improving the process of bringing new schools into the district. James has also has dabbled in clean energy consulting and "work" as a scuba-diving instructor.
James graduated magna cum laude from Colby College where he studied Political Science and International Development. He received his MBA in School Leadership from the University of Denver in August 2011.
Academic and Student Affairs
Community Outreach / Community Relations