Hi everyone! It’s an absolute pleasure I have to introduce myself to the College Community

My name is Ryan Byrne and I am one of the new staff to Encounter Lutheran in 2021. I am a recent graduate of Flinders University where I studied Education and Health Science and most recently I have taught at Central Yorke School in Maitland, over on the beautiful Yorke Peninsula, where I taught Year 3 PE, Year 10 Math’s and everything in between. I come to Encounter to teach Middle School Mathematics (7-10), PE and assist in the Basketball Program. Those who know me, will know I spend most of my spare time in a basketball stadium of some description. Before becoming a teacher I was lucky enough to travel the State and Country working for SA Country Basketball, which I am still involved in to some capacity, coaching the U16 Girls State Country Team, which will attend the National Championships in Perth this July (hopefully!). Through all my experience I have noticed the significant impact relationships can have on teaching, learning and well-being. I endeavour to create meaningful relationships with every student I cross paths with which in turn creates a safe, engaging and fun learning environment. In doing so, I hope to leave my mark on the school as being a teacher who challenges students, who is passionate and caring, but doesn’t mind having a laugh every now and then.

I look forward to seeing you and your kids around the community.