Ryan James

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Phone Number: 
(970) 490-3063
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About Me
Office Hours: 

Flex Lab: Tuesdays during 3rd Hour in room 103, Wednesdays 3rd Hour and 5th Hour in Flex Lab, Thursdays by appointment

Educational Background: 

Colorado State University, B.A. Political Science, Minor in History

Arkansas State University, M.S. Educational Theory and Practice. 

Why I enjoy teaching: 

I enjoy being on the journey with my students every single day.  I enjoy bringing real world relevancy to my subject; connecting social studies to my students’ lives and to the world around them - locally and globally.

Favorite Books: 
  • “Unbroken” by  Laura Hillenbrand
  • “Hyperion Cantos” by Dan Simmons
  • “Dark Tower” by Stephen King
  • “Nineteen-Eighty-Four” by George Orwell
  • “Harry Potter” by J.K. Rowling
  • "Tribe" by Sebastian Junger 
Interests & Hobbies: 

One of my passions is SCUBA diving.  Being in the water and observing the underwater world is an amazing experience!  I love to travel and have visited and experienced the cultures of over 40 different countries.  At home I spend my time playing with my daughter and dog, gardening, cooking, camping, biking, hiking, and enjoying life to the fullest.

What I love about my school: 

There is something for everyone at PGA!  We are flexible and students can find success here.

Favorite Quote: 

"Get your education, don't forget from where you came from, and the world is gonna know your name"  -Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda 

My Classroom
Courses Taught: 
  • Social Studies, grades 9-12
  • Sophomore Advisor
Teacher, Social Studies and Sophomore Advisor