Phone: (651) 744-5500


Degrees and Certifications:

Academic Behavior Strategist (ABS) special education licensure from Augsburg University

Ryan Haenze

My name is Ryan Haenze (Mr. Ryan) and I am one of the ASD (autism spectrum) classroom teachers at Nokomis North. I currently teach students in grades 1-4.

 In our class, we focus on not just academic work, but also the social-emotional, functional and sensory needs of our students through structured play and exploration of manipulatives and sensory items. In our class we use the interactive Unique Learning System academic curriculum created for students on the autism spectrum. The teaching assistants in my room and I strive to create a peaceful, rigorous and fun environment where students learn how to gain independence and advocate for themselves.

 A little about me:

I am a graduate of Augsburg University with an Academic Behavior Strategist (ABS) special education licensure. This is my third year teaching and my first year teaching in SPPS. In my free time I enjoy reading a good book at a cafe, biking and walking around Lake Nokomis and Minehaha Falls, going to concerts and learning about film and music history.


Feel free to contact me at:

(651) 744-5500

Room 1406