Principal Welcome

Matt Ryan, Principal

My name is Matt Ryan and I'm looking forward to the 23-24 school year at K-W Schools! This will be my 26th year as a staff member at K-W and my 9th year as the 7-12 Principal.  This year I am also excited about adding grades 5-6 to my principal responsibilities.  I spent my first 10 years at K-W as an Elementary Classroom Teacher in 2nd and 3rd grade. That was followed by two years as 5-8 Administrative Intern and five years as K-6 Principal before moving to the 7-12 Principal Position. I also filled the role as Head Wrestling Coach my first 21 years in the district.

I have three kids. Tyler is 23 and is working as an electrician apprentice. Brianna is 21 and in her third year at Winona State University. Rachel is 17 and is a Senior at K-W.

I am proud to be a member of the Kenyon Wanamingo community, and I will do my best to give us the type of school we have come to expect and deserve. Every decision I make will have the best interest of the students' education in mind and will be done in a fair and honest way. I believe in open communication and I am always ready to listen.

I am committed to challenging our students to their highest level of achievement. Three areas of focus for me as 5-12 Principal include providing a safe, secure, and positive learning environment for our students, putting a focus on making sure our students are connected and have positive relationships with their teachers and other adults in the building, and using our time with students as efficiently and effectively as possible each day.

If you have a question, concern, or would like to communicate with me about anything, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. I can be reached by phone (507-789-6186 ext. 7006) or email - [email protected]

Thank you for your ongoing support of our school and students. Go Knights!!