Ryan Schreiner came to Trine University to pursue hotel management, but a discussion with his stepmother showed him how much he enjoyed helping others.
Schreiner instead graduated from Trine in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and is now teaching at West Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas.
He teaches Algebra I and Geometry with classes of nearly 30 students, ranging from general education students to those in special education and English as a Second Language.
Schreiner was considering a few schools when looking to further his education. He said, “After I had visited them, I felt a true peace during my recruiting visit to Trine. As I drove home the next day, I felt so comfortable on my drive and told myself I could get used to making this drive.”
Schreiner mentioned the helpfulness of the faculty and staff at Trine. He added, “I was pleased most with the fact the faculty and staff of Trine cared about me more as a person than just a student. There were countless times I would walk into the office of my professor or another staff member, and I would sit down and talk about life before school work.”
Schreiner enjoys his career and seeing the positive influence he has on students.
“The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the students who chose to invest in their education through effort and time to learn math grow in their confidence and proficiency,” said Schreiner.