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Ryan McCarty

Ryan McCarty

  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • Niles Township High School District 219

Research Interests

Disciplinary Literacy, Argument Writing, Supporting Multilingual Learners, Design-Based Research Methods


I have been teaching for the MSED program since 2020 and working in K-12 education for the past 25 years. When I'm not teaching an MSED course, I am the Director of K-8 Literacy for Niles Township HS District 219. I help ensure students from our K-8 partner districts enter high school ready to excel. Prior to my time in District 219, I was an Associate Professor in Reading and Language at National Louis University, where I prepared future Reading Specialists and literacy leaders.


  • PhD in Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • EdS in Educational Leadership, National Louis University
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, National Louis University
  • BS in Secondary Education, Indiana University