Dean of Mental Health, Aurora Program
Joined the Team in 2015
Ryan Sheehan is the Dean of Mental Health for Crescent City School’s Aurora Program. Ryan provides individual and group counseling to students of the program focused on building the impulse-control, emotion-management, and communication skills necessary for success both in and outside of school. He helps to screen prospective applicants to the program to determine the appropriateness of Aurora for student needs and helps to establish and track progress toward meaningful behavior and social goals tailored to the individual student. In addition Ryan serves as homelessness liaison for the Aurora Program and oversees the implementation of social-emotional learning curriculum and heads up efforts to address chronic student absences and bullying.
Ryan grew up in Riverside, California and attended the University of California, Riverside, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2011. After graduating Ryan taught English speaking and writing skills in Gwangju, South Korea for a year before returning to the United States with a strong desire to make a positive impact in the realm of education.
Ryan served as the Aurora Program’s school social worker for three years. He first joined Crescent City Schools as a Teach for America corps member in 2013. After teaching K-1-2 for three years he attended the Tulane University School of Social Work from which he graduated with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in 2017. After working as a clinical therapist primarily based in schools in Plaquemines Parish Ryan returned to Crescent City Schools in 2018.