Mathematics & Science Teacher United States of America
Ryan Kummins is highly skilled and experienced Mathematics, Science and Design teacher. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia in the USA, Ryan graduated with an education degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and also holds a Masters degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from Atlantic University in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ryan’s experiences as a teacher have seen him work with students across the entire Primary and Middle School age ranges, although for more than ten years his experiences have focused predominantly on teaching Year 6 to Year 9 Mathematics, Science and Project Based Learning (Design) classes. He made the move to Montenegro, with his wife Kate, daughter Marissa, and dog Presley (as in Elvis!) in 2020 following 10 years on the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curaçao.
In addition to being an extremely talented and successful Middle School teacher, Ryan also enjoys many extracurricular hobbies and interests – He has played the drums since he was ten years old, and has regularly performed in groups with other teachers for school functions. In all of his schools, he has been an active participant in, and organiser of, many extra-curricular activities that stretch and challenge the young people he has worked with. Ryan has a passion for the outdoors and is excited to have the opportunity to live in, and explore, a country with as much natural beauty as Montenegro – having lived in the Caribbean, clearly Ryan couldn’t miss the opportunity to become certified for open water SCUBA diving! He also has a life-long passion for baseball and coached teams in the U.S. and Curaçao.
Mr. Ryan’s great strengths as a creative teacher ensure he meets and support the needs of all the students in his classes. He maintains a fun, purposeful learning environment, while establishing expectations for high standards. His lessons are always strong and aim to bring out the best in his children – his lessons are designed with the end in mind, allowing students to understand concepts and content at a deeper level; his classes are engaging and often involve hands-on learning that provide interesting, differentiated activities.