Ryan Herman

Ryan Herman

Rural Fellow
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Ryan Herman, an Ed.M. student in HGSE's Education Policy and Analysis Program, is EdRedesign’s Rural Fellow. A native of New Hampshire and Vermont, Ryan has been working in rural education access for the past four years. Most recently, he has served as the director of a creative education program in rural South Africa, serving high-achieving, low-income learners through the scaling up of culturally-relevant, cognition-based educational opportunities. Through his work partnering with public school systems across Sub-Saharan Africa, Ryan recognized the value in evidence based research and context-specific practice in promoting equity in education, hence his arrival to HGSE with an ambition of better understanding institutional change and the politics of education policy in diverse settings.