Thy Ry

Señor Ry is a Spanish teacher in the New York City Department of Education. He is Cambodian but grew up in California. He is literate in Cambodian, English and Spanish. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature and from New York University (NYU) with a Master’s degree in TESOL and Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. He lived in Costa Rica for a year in 2003 and in Madrid, Spain for a year in 2012. He loves to travel and has visited five out of the seven continents.

Before undertaking the enriching profession of education, he was a communications coordinator and news editor for a tertiary care center in Orange County, Calif.

At John Dewey High School, Señor Ry has taught all levels of Spanish – beginner, intermediate and advanced. Additionally, he enthusiastically works on Saturdays with students who are English language learners.

A few of Señor Ry’s interests include applied linguistics, geography and mass media. Furthermore, what always fascinates him is the many accents and dialects that people possess in the world.

If you would like to write to Señor Ry, email him at or For resources to support students in LOTE, view the World Language Department page.