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Meet Ryan Randall

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WLC Class Of: 2016

Degree: Master of Arts - High Performance Instruction; Instructional Coaching Certificate

Occupation: Math Teacher and Technology Coordinator (current); Teacher and Athletic Director (upcoming school year)

There is no ceiling to what you can do, so don’t give yourself one. With the support and encouragement of family you can accomplish much more than you ever thought possible.
- Ryan Randall

  • Ryan Randall, currently a math teacher and technology coordinator at Saint Lucas in Bayview, Wisconsin, will be a teacher and athletic director at Salem Lutheran in Greenfield, Minnesota, next year. He was interested in becoming an instructional coach and enrolled in Wisconsin Lutheran College’s Instructional Coaching Certificate. The flexibility of the online format, coupled with WLC’s Christian Educator Discount, led Ryan to continue beyond the certificate courses and enroll in the college’s Master of Arts program.

    I did not want to be a good teacher. I strived to be a GREAT teacher and I felt that the courses at WLC would push my teaching to a new level.

    Ryan says his motivation is God and his family. He wanted to complete his degree so that he would have other opportunities in his career, while using his talents to God’s glory. He states, “I apply things I am learning in my classroom, to help my students increase their achievement and further their academic growth.” 

    When asked what surprised him most about his experience at WLC, Ryan offers the flexibility of courses and the relationships he has been able to develop with other students as possible contenders. He also emphasizes the availability of faculty and welcoming atmosphere.

    Wisconsin Lutheran College courses have enabled me to improve my instruction and classroom assessment. These improvements have helped my students achieve higher academic growth than before.

    His advice to educators considering WLC’s Master of Arts program: “Do NOT talk yourself out of it. You can always find reasons why it is not the right time to complete your degree and continue your education. If you desire to go get your degree, stop talking yourself out of it and do it."