Patriot High School Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Ryan Bailey

I am so excited to serve as Principal of Patriot High School in District 49.
As a California native, I graduated from the University of California San Diego with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and pursued my dream job of training marine mammals for the Navy Marine Mammal Program. After five years of training dolphins and sea lions, I decided to turn my attention toward education, earning my teaching credential and Masters in Education. I moved out to Colorado Springs and landed a job at the non-traditional school in District 20, Aspen Valley High School. I taught Science, Physical Education, Student Council, ACE, and Work-Based Learning courses there for nine years, while also serving as Dean for four years. I was fortunate to move fully into Administration at Aspen Valley and the New Opportunities Program (NOP) where I served for two years, before becoming Principal at Patriot High School in 2023.
I am passionate about providing opportunities for students to learn in non-traditional settings and love the incredible pathways that exist at Patriot. Outside of being a Bison, I am busy raising my four children with my wife, who is also an administrator. We love spending time outdoors, usually around water, and travel around the country visiting family. After over 30 years, I am still an avid soccer referee, player and fan. I am so thankful to be a part of the incredible team at Patriot High School!