Ryan Plantz (he/him/his)

Director of Postsecondary Readiness & Multilingual Services Administrator

Ryan Plantz was the founding Humanities Instructor at RiseUp Community School and currently serves as the Director of Postsecondary Readiness. Ryan studied History and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, completed the Public Allies Teaching Fellowship at Eagle Rock School, completed his teaching credentials in Social Studies and ESL, earned a Master of Science in Teaching and Learning with an English Concentration, and currently holds his Colorado Professional Principal License. 

Aside from this work in education, Ryan enjoys trail running, hiking, cycling, fly fishing, cooking, traveling, and most of all, being with his family.

What is Your Why?

I believe every student deserves and excellent school filled with talented and caring adults. My work at RiseUp focuses on designing equitable, engaging, student-centered opportunities that support the development of each individual’s unique assets in an effort to define their path after graduation.


email: rplantz@riseupcommunityschool.net