~ from the North Knoxville Business and Professionals Association
Dr. Jon Rysewyk returns to visit the North Knoxville Business and Professional Association meeting on September 9th. While Rysewyk was principal at Fulton he was also a member of the NKBPA and we are looking forward to spending some time with him in September.
Rysewyk began his education career as a teaching intern at Bearden High School, and went on to serve as a science teacher, department head and assistant principal. In 2008, he was hired as Executive Principal at Fulton High School, at the same time that the school was being reconstituted by the State of Tennessee.
During his time as principal at Fulton, Dr. Rysewyk led the implementation of small learning communities, which were designed to foster a sense of belonging among students and improve academic performance. Graduation rates rose significantly during his tenure, and the school saw students from every testing group make “adequate yearly progress” according to state standards.
Dr. Rysewyk went on to serve as the district’s Supervisor of Secondary Education and Executive Director of Innovation and School Improvement, before being hired as the founding director of Emerald Academy. In 2017, he returned to Knox County Schools, where he served as assistant superintendent and chief academic officer.
In 2007, Dr. Rysewyk received the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. In 2010, he participated in the Leadership Knoxville program; was recognized by the Greater Knoxville Business Journal as part of its “40 Under 40” Class; and received the University of Tennessee’s William J. and Lucille H. Field Award for Excellence in Tennessee Secondary School Leadership.
Larry Cox and Homestead Inc. will be our breakfast sponsor this month. If you would like to sponsor a breakfast email Ethan Kirk email@example.com.
We are always looking for breakfast sponsors and meeting locations. If you want to sponsor email Ethan Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org.
- When: September 9th
- Time: Networking and breakfast 7:45 am, meeting begins at 8, adjourns at 9 am
- Where: Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast (5267 Fountainhead Lane, Knoxville, TN 37918)
Mark your calendars – We meet the 2nd Friday of every month at varying locations. Here are the upcoming meeting dates:
- October 14
- November 11 – Fulton Secret Santa Donations
- December 9 – Christmas White Elephant Exchange
Locations and upcoming speakers to be determined. We hope you can join us. Problems, please email email@example.com and let us know how we can improve.