Ryan Smith

Fifth Grade Teacher


“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12

Mr. Smith has a master’s degree in teaching and a bachelor’s degree in English. Prior to joining Willamette Christian School in 2017, Mr. Smith pastored in Hawaii for seven years.

His fifth-grade students enjoy participating in Outdoor School. They also learn to work through five-part essays, contemplate political cartoons, discover science and history and much more.

He and his wife, Hayley, have five children, Asher, Kanoa, Maxwell, Eliana and Xavier, who all attend WCS. As a family, they enjoy hiking and going on bike rides together, as well as traveling. Mr. Smith’s most memorable trip was made to Indonesia.

“I enjoy working at Willamette Christian School because of the incredible staff and amazing students. My goal is to instill in students a love for God and a desire to know Him more.”