Bryan Riley

30under30-LOGOAs a Founding Father of Theta Eta Bryan served the chapter as Secretary. Following graduation he remained at American to get his Masters degree in teaching with a concentration in elementary education. He then taught third grade for six years before taking on his current role as an assistant principal at one of DC’s public schools. During that time he served as one of 20 educators in the district for the Chancellors Cabinet and was selected as one of a handful of teachers to participate in a program that was funded through a grant from the Gates Foundation and the DC Public Education Fund. This program was used to film and interview teachers around their highly effective teaching practices. In addition to Bryan’s work in public elementary schools he has also served as an adjunct professor for American University’s School of Teaching the past three years. There he educates both undergraduates and graduate students on teaching strategies for Language Arts and English. Bryan continues to serve the Fraternity as Theta Eta’s Chapter advisor.

Advice for students and young alumni:
“Follow your passion, that’ll make work more fun and rewarding”