Phone: 847-336-2108


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in History/Secondary Education from the University of Iowa Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership from Roosevelt University and DePaul University Educational Leadership Principal Endorsement

Mr. Ryan Lazar

Welcome to Viking School! I am looking forward to a great school year with your student.  As we begin the school year, I would like to introduce myself and allow you to get to know me.  My name is Mr. Ryan Lazar and this will be my 16th year at Viking School. This will be my eighth year as Assistant Principal/District 56 Assessment Director after working eight years teaching social studies on the 6RED team at Viking School.  I graduated from the University of Iowa and have a Master’s Degree from Roosevelt Universit and a principal endorsement in educational leadership from DePaul University.  I coached the 8th grade boy’s basketball and 7th grade boy’s volleyball teams for eight years at Viking.  For 14 summers, I directed and worked at Hi-Five Sports Camp in Northfield, Illinois.  During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Shannon, daughters Ava and Mia, family and friends. I am a huge sports fan and love watching my Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs!  If you ever have any questions or concerns during the school year, please feel free to contact me at any time.  I know that by working together and having open communication, this will be a great school year!


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