Prior to joining Digital Promise in June 2018, Jim Ryan was the STEM Executive Director for San Francisco Unified School District for five years. Jim has worked in a variety of capacities to improve education for all students. He was a high school mathematics teacher and site administrator for nine years. He worked as an analyst, programmer, and team lead for PowerSchool, a division of Apple Computers, and then served in several leadership roles at Key Curriculum Press, a leading publisher of STEM tools and curricula. In his work at Key he was vice president of Professional Development and Marketing teams and led the creation of a new division focused on supporting the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M).