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About Mrs. Rytych

Name: Shirley Rytych

E-mail Address: srytych@esu6.org

Education / Degrees Earned: 

            Spanish Immersion Excursion--University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Summer, 2005

            Major in Spanish--Hastings College, 2004

            Spanish Immersion Excursion--University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Summer, 2004

            Instituto de Lengua--Carrillos, Costa Rica, June, 2004

            Endorsement in ELL--Wayne State College, 2002

            Many Credit Hours in Special Education--University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1984-1996

            Endorsement in Gifted Education, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1986

            Masters of Science--Emporia State University, 1969

            Bachelors of Science in Education--Emporia State University, 1968

            Bennington High School--Bennington, Kansas 1965

Educational Experience:

            1995-Present:  Spanish Teacher, Shickley Public School

            1987-1999:  Enrichment Coordinator, Shickley Public School

            1975-Present:  Elementary Vocal Music, Shickley Public School

            1972-1975:  K-12 Substitute Teacher, Shickley Public School

            1969-1972:  4th Grade, Shickley Public School

Classes / Grades Teaching: Spanish, Elementary Vocal Music

Prep Time: 4th period

Philosophy of Teaching: 

            Every person has great potential and value and deserves to be challenged to become successful in his or her "own way." Whether directly or indirectly, teachers have multiple opportunities to offer insight, knowledge, experience, wisdom, positive attitudes, humor and the enjoyment of learning to build a better future. To be a facilitating catalyst in this positive process brings ever-increasing future rewards, not only to the student, but also to the teacher. It is important that all those involved strive to make lifelong learning more accessible and relevant.      

Favorite Part of Teaching:

            I love to learn new things and be creative. The enthusiasm and variety of students push and encourage me to continually look for something "better" and "different." It truly makes life interesting and fun! Few jobs provide a person with so much room to be creative and autonomous each day!


            Reading (especially history and factual information), art work, paper crafts, designing quilts, calligraphy, traveling and exploring, going to museums, collecting rocks, finding star constellations, enjoying life...I have an insatiable curiosity about a multitude of things and a great love of learning.


            I was born in Salina, Kansas, and grew up on a farm near Bennington, Kansas (eleven miles north of Salina), with most of my relatives living within a 25 mile radius. My parents are Bill and Jean Neaderhiser. (My dad was quite well known as an old time piano player around the area, but he died in 2008. My mom still lives in Salina.) I have one brother, Steve, who is 5 years younger than myself, and he lives in Smolan, Kansas. 

Immediate Family:


            Children--Jonathan, Tim, Crystal

            Grandchildren--Michael (2001), Kylee (2003), Logan (2007), Hunter (2007)




I am standing on the top row, and beside me is my husband, Don.