FIDE Master / Coach
Coach Bill is a FIDE Chess Master and two -time Washington State Champion who is still active in chess competition. He’s been teaching his students his winning strategies for over 18 years.
USCF National Master / Coach
Coach Matt has been a National Chess Master since his teens. He’s been coaching over 20 years and many of his top students have gone on to become expert and master level chess players themselves
As a former teacher and current advocate for youth in foster care in Seattle Public Schools, Ed brings 10 years of education experience to the chess board. Ed started and runs a chess program in the juvenile detention and firmly believes that everyone loves chess, they just might not know it yet.
Founder / Director / Coach
Steve Ryan is the founder of Seattle Chess School, event organizer and Chess Coach for over 17 years. He left a career in high tech after realizing the amazing benefits chess can have for people of all ages.