Ryan Sutherland

Hello, my name is Ryan Sutherland. I am a Special Education Teacher here at Marcy Open for grades 5-7. This will be my second year at Marcy. I have been teaching students with disabilities including Autism in the Minneapolis Public Schools since January 2015. I received my ABS Special Education degree through St. Cloud State in 2014. My wife and I have loved living in Northeast Minneapolis for last 6 years. In my free time, I enjoy playing in a musical group with my wife called Coax From Chuckanut. We also have a 14 month old girl who keeps us pretty busy. 

I enjoy building relationships with my students and their families and connecting their strengths and interests with what they are currently learning. 

I use evidence-based strategies to teach including but not limited to graphic organizers, video modeling, visual supports/schedules, music therapy, and social skills training. My goal is to create space for them to learn as well as a positive, creative and open environment for our students to be as independent as possible.

Let me know how I can best communicate with you regarding your student’s progress. I am flexible and available through email, phone, or in person.

See you in the fall!

Ryan Sutherland

Special Education Teacher

RM 229

(612) 668-1020 Ex 32639