Message to Dean Street Families

  • It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce myself, Ryan Doyle, as Principal of Dean Street Elementary School. Here at Dean Street we work hard to create a family-like culture, and the whole student focus. A little about me personally: after marrying my wife nine years ago (who coincidentally has the same name as me, Ryane) we moved to Woodstock and since then, made it our home. We have two very energetic boys who keep us on our toes, five-year-old Brantley and three-year-old Easton. I started my educational career 11 years ago as a middle school math teacher at Hannah Beardsley in Crystal Lake, spent two years as an Assistant Principal in Round Lake, and currently, this is my third year here in District 200 at Dean Street!

    Throughout my experiences, I have focused on supporting students academically, socially, and emotionally. At Dean Street, my goal is to empower both teachers and students to reach their full potential. My first step is to build meaningful relationships with the staff, students, parents, and the community. To accomplish this, it will be imperative for me to be in the hallways, the classrooms, on the playground, and to fully immerse myself in the community. Students will receive rigorous instruction and be provided with many opportunities to grow and persevere! Here at Dean Street, the lines of communication will be open for me to highlight all of the wonderful things our students are accomplishing. 

    I also want to take time to invite you get involved!  The more you are a part of our educational learning experience, the better your child’s experience.  So, please visit! Attend after-school activities, be a member of our PTO, volunteer in the classroom, and ask questions about your child’s learning experiences.  We want you to feel like you are a part of our family. 

    My promise to you is that I will help support your child in a year full of engaging and meaningful work, and most importantly, that your child will love learning.  I hope to foster and grow the environment at Dean Street to be a place where children and families feel an atmosphere of curiosity, interactions, stimulation, and fun. 

    Here’s to a great new year! Go Dragons! 


    Ryan Doyle