Ryan Petrich

MS Director, 7th & 8th Language Arts Facilitator
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B.A. – California Baptist University

Hey everyone! My name is Ryan Petrich and I will be one of the amazing 6th grade facilitators this year. This will be my 4th year in this position and at Crossroads. This will be my 9th year teaching overall. I am married to the best wife (I am biased) ever. Her name is Alyssa and she is also a teacher. No kids yet but we do have a mini Australian shepherd that has us wrapped around his paws. His name is Rooney (named after one of my all-time favorite soccer players). I love the sport of soccer and the culture of the game surrounding it. There is nothing like it. I recently have gotten into cycling and spend a few evenings and weekends out with friends on our bikes. I love, love, love reading, and am a firm believer that those that don’t enjoy reading just haven’t found the right book yet! Let’s change that this year! I attend Crossroads Church and serve in the Junior High Ministry. I love this church and this ministry and their investment in the next generation, and I am honored to be a part of that. I can’t wait to meet everyone and make this school year the best yet!

Education changes lives. I wake up each and every day excited to be a part of this field. It is my goal to help our learners chart their dreams and goals and give them the tools to reach them. Being an educator is so much more than giving knowledge. It’s a partnership and an investment both of which I am committed to. The chance to impact the next generation is not one I take lightly and it drives me to become better. I look forward to embarking on this adventure together and learning just as much from the learners.

What does a God-first School mean to you? Being a God-first school means in anything and everything that is done on campus and virtual is done to glorify God. Jesus is woven into all content areas and is clear and present in the culture of the school at large. It means that while education is important and we provide it excellently at Crossroads, if the learners don’t experience the love of Jesus then we’ve let them down. Being a God-first school means that the staff are dedicated to their personal walk of faith and are accountable to each other to produce a community of grace and love. Always.