Ryan Boccuzzi

Ryan Boccuzzi is an educator who has spent his entire professional career in independent schools. He is currently the Upper School Director at Lakeside School in Seattle.
Ryan grew up in Connecticut and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from Colby College. He immediately transitioned from student to teacher after college, starting his educational career by teaching physics, coaching soccer, and working in the residential program at Worcester Academy in Massachusetts. His time at Worcester was his first exposure to independent schools, and in his first year of teaching, Ryan knew this was the career path for him. He returned to graduate school with administrative aspirations, earning a Master of Arts degree in private school leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College.
After completing his master’s degree, Ryan joined Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools in San Pedro, where he taught physics and served as Dean of Students before being named the Director of Middle and Upper School. Ryan then transitioned to Brentwood School to become Upper School Director, a position he held for seven years. Ryan moved to Seattle as Upper School Director at Lakeside School in the summer of 2022.
Ryan and his wife, Elsa, live in Seattle and take any opportunity they can to explore the outdoors, whether it be hiking near the city or backpacking around the world. Edgar, their yellow lab/basset hound mutt eagerly joins in the fun whenever he is allowed.

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