Ryan Westberry has served as a public school educator for twenty years. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Furman University, a Master of Music Education and an Educational Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Carolina, where he served as a graduate assistant with the Carolina Bands. Currently, he holds the position of Coordinator of Performing Arts in Berkeley County where he oversees instruction of music, theatre, and dance in grades K-12.
Prior to his appointment in Berkeley County, Dr. Westberry was the assistant band director at Effingham County High School (GA), band director at Aiken Middle School and Aiken High School, and an adjunct professor of music at USC-Aiken where he conducted the Aiken Concert Band. Consistently earning Superior and Excellent ratings in marching contests, concert festivals, and jazz festivals in South Carolina and Georgia, Dr. Westberry was also named Teacher of the Year at Aiken Middle School in 2005 and was awarded the Golden Apple from WJBF TV in Augusta, GA in 2006. He is an active clinician, working with ensembles throughout South Carolina and Georgia.
Mr. Westberry is a member of the National Association for Music Education, South Carolina Band Directors Association, American School Band Directors Association, and Phi Beta Mu and lives in Summerville with his beautiful wife, Wendy, and two amazing daughters, Ella and Molly.