Ryan Marks

Ryan Marks

2017 NACSA Leader

Ryan Marks is the Director of Evaluation and Assessment at the Colorado Charter School Institute (CCSI). Since joining the organization in 2014, Ryan has served in various roles. He currently oversees all state assessments, student performance analysis, and academic evaluation, including the statistical analysis of state and local assessment data. Prior to working at CCSI, Ryan was a middle school science teacher in Thailand and Colorado. Ryan and his wife met while teaching at a charter school outside of Denver and they completed several long road trips throughout the western US and Canada during their summer vacations and now spend their free time camping and exploring with their dog Wall-E.


Most Recent Posts
ESSER and the Fiscal Cliff
Big changes are on the horizon for charter school authorizers and the schools in their portfolios: the end of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. Managing this change will...
NACSA passes the mic to EnTere Ed Collective
As we think about the future of education—especially for kids who look like us—it’s hard not to also reflect on where we’ve come from. Countless folx of color have paved...
Untapped Expertise: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as Charter School Authorizers
Today, NACSA and the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) released a report titled Untapped Expertise: Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as Charter School Authorizers, calling on policymakers to increase pathways...