Colyn Ritter

Senior Research Associate

Colyn G. Ritter is a Senior Research Associate at EdChoice, where he studies school choice, polling data, public opinion in polling data, and other education related topics. As part of the Research team, he collects data on school choice programs, analyzes polling data through our monthly public opinion tracker, and assists with statewide surveys of K-12 parents and school leaders. Colyn is most curious about the future of the K-12 education landscape with regards to Gen Z, learning pods, and microschools. His work can be found on the EdChoice blog, EdChoice podcasts, as well as other education or opinion outlets. Previously, Colyn worked with youth in the St. Louis area teaching an ACT crash course, as well as with the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University. He received a bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University in Accounting and Sports Business.

Favorite Quote

“Be curious, not judgmental”

Favorite Teacher/Class


High School Mascot


Favorite Pastimes

Playing pickup basketball, listening to Mac Miller and watching the Yankees underperform

Inspiration for Joining the Educational Choice Movement

As I reflect on my education growing up, I feel very fortunate. We had options, as a family, and I believe having those educational options should be a reality for every family and child.