Dr. Ream began his service as the Superintendent for the Helena Public Schools on July 1, 2018. Across his 20-year career as an educator, Tyler has served as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, associate/deputy superintendent, chief of staff, and superintendent. He has served students and communities in California, North Carolina, Texas and now Montana in school districts with enrollment sizes ranging from 8,000 students to 147,000 students (urban, suburban, and rural). Most notably, Tyler cites beginning his career as an elementary school teacher and how those formative years and relationships helped shape his foundation as an educator.
In considering his opportunity to serve as Superintendent for the Helena Public Schools, Tyler continually cites education as being central to the values of the Helena community. “Past, present, and future, public education has remained a priority for Helenans and stretches across generations. I’ve met many community members who grew up in Helena, moved away for college and/or to start their careers, and then returned home to ensure that their children have the same opportunities. That speaks volumes about our Helena community and how education is interconnected with raising children in accordance with their unbounded potential.”
Tyler’s connection to Montana originated through his parents who live in the Kalispell area. Most importantly, Tyler is married to Thi Ream and they are the proud parents of Rylan (age 10) and Paxton (age 7).