Ryan Friederich - High School Fellow

 

Technology Director/Instructional Technology Coach
Spirit Lake Community School District
Grades: 10th
Spirit Lake, IA

 

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Hello! My name is Ryan Friederich and I'm the Technology Director at Spirit Lake CSD in Spirit Lake, Iowa. I am in my ninth year as a professional educator and I am passionate about technology integration in schools. I am fortunate to work in a progressive district that supports risk-taking and lifelong learning. I live in Spirit Lake with my wife and three children. I've always enjoyed video games but I am rediscovering my love for them through my 5 and 4-year-old and our many adventures on the Nintendo Switch!

Why did you become a NASEF Scholastic Fellow?

I chose to become a NASEF Scholastic Fellow because I see the need for educational initiatives that are based on student passions. NASEF has shown how the love of video games can extend to the entire eSports ecosystem and provide academic/career opportunities for all students.