Ralph Isaiah Cosio is the Vice President of Academics for Lighthouse Academies. He earned his B.S. in Secondary Education and M.A. in School Leadership, Management, and Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. As a member of Arkansas Lighthouse Academies, Isaiah has been a teacher, Director of Teacher Leadership, Principal, and State Instructional Specialist. Growing up in San Diego, his desire to influence the outcomes of children grew and he began by serving as a youth basketball coach. Through coaching, Isaiah discovered his passion for teaching and learning. Throughout his time as an educator, he has worked with amazing teachers, students, families, and community partners to help Arkansas Lighthouse Academies schools move letter grades including an A for Flightline. He believes that in order for every scholar to experience success, we must show them we care, hold expectations for them beyond their current belief, and support them at every level to help them to achieve their highest potential.