Restoring Community


Ryan Fenderson, Ed.D., is an IIRP Instructor and Coach specializing in establishing positive culture and climate. Dr. Fenderson began his career in education, teaching high school English and speech. Subsequently he worked with a private mental health company creating programs to serve at-risk youth and disabled adults. For more than five years, Dr. Fenderson has worked with the IIRP and has spearheaded the IIRP’s coaching model. He currently brings his expertise in organizational change to schools, businesses and other organizations.

Dr. Fenderson has a strong background in academic research: his doctoral dissertation looked at how personality traits correlated to successful employment to inform hiring practices.  He has a Bachelor in English, a Master in Teaching, and a Doctorate of Education, with an emphasis in Teacher Leadership.