Congratulations to new Principal Patrick Ryan! Mr. Ryan has served as Vice and Assistant Principal at Ockerman Middle over the last 4 years. He is a former Marine (once a Marine ALWAYS a marine). Mr. Ryan was deployed to Iraq twice as a Marine. He received an honorable discharge, went to college and received a bachelors degree in teaching from Thomas More University with his concentration in Social Studies and Language Arts. He started in education as an ELA teacher at Walton-Verona Middle School where he also coached football for 6 years.