Jan 31, 2019
Ryan Dolibois
Yellowstone Schools

Ryan Dolibois is currently the Executive Director and Superintendent for Yellowstone Schools—a unique school model in the heart of Houston’s Third Ward. Founded in 2002, the campus now includes Yellowstone Academy, a private Christian school for students in preK-4th grade, and Yellowstone College Prep, a public charter school growing to serve students in 5th through 12thgrade. This public/private co-location is the first of its kind in the state of Texas. This year, Yellowstone is serving nearly 600 students and alumni from Houston’s inner-city. 


Ryan’s twenty-year background in education includes teaching, fundraising, strategic planning, and executive leadership in both public and private schools in Houston. He began his career as a Teach for America corps member, where he was named first year Teacher of the Year for the state of Texas. For a decade, he then helped lead the growth of YES Prep Public Schools, a Houston charter school system. During his time as YES Prep’s VP of Advancement, he helped the organization raise over $80 million as it grew from a single school with 350 students to a school system serving thousands of students across the city. Ryan is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. He and his wife, Kim, have three children.