Phone: 573-214-3210


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Secondary Mathematics Education Master's of Curriculum and Instruction

Mr. Ryan Pingrey

Hello!  My name is Ryan Pingrey.  I teach 7th Grade Math, Advanced 7th Grade Math, and the Game Design STEAM Elective course.  This is my fourth year teaching at Jefferson Middle School and my 17th year teaching in Columbia Public Schools.  Prior to teaching at Jefferson Middle School, I taught at the high school level and supported technology integration in the district.  The middle school level has been a place I have grown to love!  

I grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis and moved to Columbia in 2000 to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia where I earned my Bachelor's and Master's degrees.  I ended up loving Columbia so I decided to stick around, start a career, and have a family.  My wife and I have lived in Columbia since college and have had three children here.  It's home.  I love the city, the schools, and the people of Columbia.  

Students can access everything they need for class (and any class they missed due to an absence) on Schoology.  Parents can also login to Schoology with their parent account and can see their student's assignments and submissions.  Both students and parents should refer to Home Access to view grades for courses.  Students can see their grades in Schoology, but should defer to Home Access if there is a discrepancy.  If you need assistance logging into either of these applications, please either contact the school main office or me and I'll get you going in the right direction. 

The best way to contact me is via email at  I look forward to getting to know students and their families this year!  Go Cyclones!