Miss Evelyn Stegman
Educator of the Year
Hello, I am Evelyn Stegman, the Title 1 teacher at Ellinwood Grade School. This has been my position for the past 15 years.
This is my 30th year at EGS! It has been 30 wonderful years! The joy of my position is working closely with students. My students don't always believe they can become a reader. So, every day I encourage each child to believe in themselves and nurture them so they become confident, independent readers. My goal is to instill a love of reading and a love of learning!
The Title 1 paras are Mrs. Mary Feemster, Mrs. Dori Collins, Mrs. Lisa McMullen, Ms. Sydney Feist, Mrs. Heather Dombroski, Mrs. Glennda Hayes, and Ms. Marissa Roach.
Being a farm girl taught me the skills of canning, baking, cooking and cleaning house. I still enjoy doing all these things today. Like the saying goes, “You can take the boy off the farm but you can’t take the farm out of the boy”. The same holds true with girls raised on a farm. Many life skills were taught to me every day by example and hard work.
Being one of eight children taught me how to share, compromise and love. As the years have progressed I realize the love of family is my most treasured gift.
Title 1 Reading Teacher
EGS First Grade Teacher
EGS Library Media Specialist
St. Joseph School Kindergarten Teacher
St. Nicholas School Third/Fourth Grade Teacher
Fort Hays State University
Master of Science in Education, 1987
Saint Mary of the Plains College
Dodge City, Kansas
Bachelor of Science in Education, 1973
Dodge City Community College
Dodge City, Kansas
Associate of Arts , 1971
Reading at EGS
Every student should always be learning. More than that, every student should be challenged to achieve high standards. The framework for ensuring that all students in Kansas have this experience is referred to as the Kansas Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). The MTSS builds a system of prevention, early intervention, and support to ensure that all students are learning from the instruction.
Differentiated instruction occurs when teachers modify curriculum, teaching methods, resources, and learning activities to address the needs of individual students or small groups of students in order to increase the learning opportunities of each student.
At Ellinwood Grade School, the Title 1 coordinator and paras provide the additional MTSS support needed to provide individual or small group instruction. Students at EGS are tested three times per year to evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction and make any modifications needed to ensure all students are learning at their level of need.
How does the EGS staff decide which interventions to use?
1. Assessment--Which skills have students not mastered?
2. Instructional Decisions--Which skills need to be taught or re-taught?
3. Goals--Develop academic goals and monitor student progress to ensure that adequate progress is being made.
All students meet 30 minutes per day for MTSS support and instruction and are tested weekly to document their progress. Areas of instruction include phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.
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