Ryan Royston


Position: Chair, Art Department; Art Teacher/P.E. Assistant

Education: Shepherd University – Bachelors in Fine Arts; Lord Fairfax Community College – Associates in Education

Years of Teaching Experience: 21

Years at Powhatan: 11

Bio: I live on the family farm outside of Boyce with my wife Rieman, and we have two fine boys. Rieman and I both are alums of Powhatan, and our boys are in attendance as well.

After receiving my degree I worked for the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, implementing educational programs for the At-Risk Population in Warren Co. I then moved to James Wood High School teaching Graphic Design, B/W Photography, and then Fine Arts. After teaching at Wood, I started a business carving and restoring stone working locally, and in the metropolitan area.

I began teaching Art and coaching LaCrosse at Powhatan 11 years ago, which brings us to present day.

Hobbies: Farming, gardening, wood working, carving stone, making anything with my hands, and being a Daddy!

Favorite Quotes: “If I had the world to give, I’d give it to you. Long as you live, would you let it fall, or hold it all in your arms?” —Grateful Dead