Mrs. Martha Ryan teaches first grade in the Grammar School. She graduated from Wheaton College with a B.S. in Biology and a teaching certificate, and an M.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition from Northern Illinois University. Mrs. Ryan has been teaching at Mars Hill Academy since 1998. Her husband Dave serves as a permanent MHA Board member. The Ryans have three adult daughters, all of whom are MHA graduates. They attend Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.