I am Dr. Ryan Fune. I was born and raised in Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii and I brought my love of learning, family, sharing, and food to Denver Public Schools. This is my fourth year of supporting Castro Elementary as a Teacher Effectiveness Coach. My foci this year are Expeditionary Learning Literacy, Guided Reading Plus, Engage New York Math, Data-driven Instruction, Professional Learning Communities, No-Nonsense Nurturer/Real-Time Teacher Coaching, and teaching one of the district's English Language Development course for educators. I have prepared for these endeavors through my previous 15 years as a classroom teacher and as an adjunct professor for University of Colorado Denver. I am excited to continue my works as a TEC to increase teacher leader capacity, raise student achievement, and build sustainable systems.