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The Reverend and the Reprobate

Jan 5, 2023

The Reverend and the Reprobate sit down with Reverend friend, Dr Ryan Winders. Dr. Winders talks about his journey to collect every game released on the original Nintentdo Entertainment System. Ryan tells the  @RevRepPodcast  how he was able to finish this incredible collection and then proceeds to tell them one of the craziest stories in WWE history infamously known as the "Montreal Screw Job"


While at the University of Kentucky, Ryan majored in Secondary Mathematics Education, receiving His Bachelor's in 2005 and my Master's in 2007.  During my time there, He was involved in Alpha Tau Omega, serving as the Chaplain for  1 year; UK Choristers and Men's Chorus; and the Baptist Student Union, where He served in several offices.  Ryan also was a founding member of an organization called "The Rock" which was a non-denominational Christian organization aimed at  Fraternity and Sorority members.

The summers of his college years & post-college years were full of adventure.  He served as a Financial Director for LifeWay Christian Resources for 7 summers, and was fortunate enough to travel the country and meet people from all walks of life. Ryan worked in Florida, Tennessee, Maryland, West Virginia, Michigan, South Carolina, California, New Mexico, Kentucky, and Hawaii.
After college, he worked as a High School Math Teacher in Lexington, KY at several different high schools, gaining valuable experience in a multitude of backgrounds.  At first, he worked solely with ESL students and refugees and middle-class families in the public school system before moving  to a private Christian school.  

It was during this time that He chose to complete his second Master's in Guidance Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands.  After completing two years of a Master's in one year, Ryan accepted a position as a Guidance Counselor at George Rogers Clark High School.  While there, He worked with 10th-12th Graders and created a College and Career Readiness system that helped the school become a "School of Distinction".  

After three years as a guidance counselor, Ryan began to work on his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership at Morehead State University.  He completed his Dissertation in 2019 titled, "Preparing Students for the Next Level: Using 3:1 Supports to Eliminate the Transition Gap". 
His research was based off a program implemented at Frankfort High School in Frankfort, KY. The high school uses a combination of technology, community members/resources, and local college resources to give students more responsibility of their own education, while holding them accountable in all aspects of student growth.

After graduating with my Ed.D., He accepted his current position as Assistant Professor of Education at Union College in Barbourville, KY. At Union, Ryan teaches Graduate and Undergraduate classes in the areas of Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Mathematics,  and Professional Writing - while also serving as the Education Department's Assessment Coordinator and swim coach

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