Ryan Alescio is the director of academic programming at St. Andrew’s School. In addition to this role, Mr. Alescio also serves as the postgraduate program coordinator and is the assistant boys’ varsity soccer coach. Mr. Alescio lives on campus in Bill’s House.
Q: What do you love most about St. Andrew’s?
A: I really enjoy the people at St. Andrew's. The professionals I get to work with are awesome. They are friendly, fun, hard-working, and they care about the students. The students come from all different backgrounds and experiences, and I love learning from them. St. Andrew's is truly one big community and it is because of the people that are a part of it.
Q: What would you say most motivates you to do what you do?
A: What motivates me is to be the best and to always continue to grow. I developed a competitive drive growing up as an athlete (I participated in soccer, basketball, and track) and I always wanted to be the best at whatever I was doing. Wanting to continue to grow and develop is part of wanting to be the best.
Q: Have you had any key mentors or people who deeply influenced you? If so, who and what impact did he/she make?
A: My parents had the most impact and influence on me. They instilled in me the skills and qualities I need to be driven and to strive for excellence, like discipline, hard work, goal-setting, and vision. They also taught me how to see the best in people and to be caring and kind to everyone.
Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I wanted to be a professional athlete when I was really young, then I thought of being an accountant and pharmacist during my senior year in high school and first year in college.
Q: What is one word would you use to describe yourself?