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Ryan Mack

Position: Music Teacher
School: P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280 Magnet School
School District: New York City Department of Education #15
City, State: Brooklyn , NY

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Ryan Mack was nominated by Rose Zacchi, a family member.

Mr. Mack has changed many of his students' lives by helping them reach their highest potential. When Mr. Mack walks into his classroom, the students have all their eyes on him. They know his class will be filled with fun, creativity, and a love for music that stays with them forever. The concerts his students perform in exceed the audience's expectations.

Many parents have spoken about how grateful they are to Mr. Mack. One parent said, "He has taken my daughter out of her shell, and now, she is singing solos and looking forward to school." Students, parents, and staff love Mr. Mack. His energy is endless, which shows that he loves what he does. He's the teacher who stays late, whether it's for a chorus lesson, teaching different instruments, or simply being there 100% for his students. 

Mr. Mack is accepting of everyone. He works with all levels of talent and is a leader to students and colleagues. Mr. Mack also shares his knowledge by doing webinars for other music teachers. He tirelessly puts in for grants to give his school district instruments, including a beautiful piano that he uses for classes and performances. The best part is how nurturing he is with his students while teaching them everything they need to succeed. 


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Comments (2)


Rose Zee Posted 8 days ago

Just look at the student’s faces when Mr. Mack enters the room. All eyes on the teacher that they know cares about them. Every child can feel special in his class, and Mr. Mack is available 100% with guidance so students can reach their potential in music.

Lucia krueger Posted 8 days ago

Ryan Mack is the son of my dear friend, Rose. I have known Ryan for awhile now through his morher and in person as well.I have gone to his concerts and was blown away by their proffessonalism of his students at such a young age. I can only attribute that to the phenominal teaching that he provides for his students. And from what I understand, he is a dedicated teacher spending hours and even overtime with them to fine tune their lessons with him. That is a rare quality and only shows what a good and inspiring teacher he is for his students.I have no doubt that he would be an asset for your lifechanger of the year nominee. Thank you.