David Ryerse

David Ryerse, Former CEO of SLHD, Passes Away

David Ryerse was CEO of South Lincoln Hospital District for many years before leaving to become a biomedical test technician at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.

In this episode of The Rural Health Podcast, John Vander Ark joins him to discuss competency-based learning. They discuss policy and advocacy efforts aimed at expanding this model of education.

Early Life and Education

David Ryerse was born February 24th 1954 in Dayton Ohio to Paul and Bonnie Ryerse and raised as part of a Christian household, accepting Jesus Christ early as his Savior. David enjoyed playing sports – especially Detroit Tigers baseball and Michigan Wolverines basketball! – as well as avidly supporting all three teams (Detroit Tigers, Michigan Wolverines and St Ignace Saints). Additionally he served as referee in multiple sports leagues while coaching basketball and baseball!

Christine “Tina” Ryerse survives him; so do his father Paul and Barbara Ryerse of St. Ignace; daughters Chelsea Ryerse of Ohio, Taylor Villarreal from Cincinnati and Alyssa Ryerse from Cleveland; brother Barry Ryerse of Spring Creek as well as Lindsey Fender from Grand Ledge and Ashley Ryerse from Seattle who also survive him along with 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; however his mother Bonnie preceded him in death.

Professional Career

Ryerse has spent her four-decade teaching career teaching in multiple educational environments – public and charter schools to private and parochial. Additionally, she has served in administrative roles at school district levels; most recently as Assistant Superintendent for Education for Michigan Public Schools where she leads them while participating in multiple committees; working closely with both philanthropic organizations as well as government to improve public education in Michigan.

On this episode of The Best of EdTech, Ryerse and panelist John Vander Ark discuss notable technologies and innovations in education. Their discussion ranges from competency-based learning tools to innovative gadgets designed to make learning more efficient for kids.

Achievement and Honors

David Ryerse can take great pride in receiving one of the highest civilian honours, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, from serving in the Air Force. Recognized for his outstanding leadership and service to both unit and community during his military service, David will be greatly missed but leaves behind wife Tina; children Chelsea (Andrew Brewer) Ryerse; Taylor Villarreal; Alyssa Ryerse with Matt and numerous nieces and nephews to remember him by.

Personal Life

David Ryerse was born on June 22, 1942 and currently resides in Wilmington, Ohio. As an actor and producer he is best known for his roles on “Lie Detector” and “The Biggest Loser”.

Ryerse was born to a family of Dutch immigrants. He hails from a long lineage who first settled in New Amsterdam back in 1646.

Christine “Tina” Ryerse and his three daughters Chelsea (Andrew Brewer) Ryerse, Taylor Villarreal and Alyssa Ryerse survive him. Additionally he leaves behind his step-son Derek Bates; brothers Barry Ryerse, Jon Ryerse and Tim Ryerse; Lindsey Fender and Ashley Ryerse are two additional survivors as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. In his memory donations can be made in his memory to American Legion Post 49, 140 E Locust Street Wilmington Ohio 45177

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