Title I

How does Title I help Ripon students?

The purpose of the Title 1 program is to enable all children to meet the State reading standards.   Federal funds are received by the district to provide supplementary services to children identified as being in “greatest need” of reading assistance.

Under the Title I legislation:

  • Schools and families form partnerships to help students who are selected to participate. 
  • Title I teachers design programs that involve children in a variety of learning experiences.  Teachers provide specialized instruction to reinforce and supplement classroom learning.
  • Parents are encouraged to participate in Title I family events that support the joy of learning together.
Jill Puhlmann-Becker

District Reading Specialist

Jill Puhlmann-Becker


920-748-1550  BarlowPark
920-748-4695  Murray Park

In addition to guiding the Title I program, Mrs. Puhlmann-Becker oversees the reading and writing curriculum for Grades 4PS - Grade 12.  She coaches the reading teachers by means of demonstration lessons, article and book studies, and professional development sessions.on strategies and best practice techniques to maximize each student's reading potential. As a reading intervention teacher, she works directly with students in small groups.

Sherry Byng

Title I Teacher

Sherry Byng

920-748-1500 (MPES)

Sherry Byng has been a teacher with the Ripon School District since 1989.  She received her Master’s Degree in Reading from the University of Oshkosh.  In addition to teaching in the regular classroom, Ms. Byng has also been the Gifted/Talented Curriculum Director and as of 2014 has been a Title I intervention teacher.  Title I teachers work with students that need support in their literacy learning to meet grade-level expectations. Students receive small group instruction that is tailored to their needs so they can make gains toward reading and comprehending materials and text that is at their grade level. Students work on the skills that they need to improve their reading performance.

Melanie Beahm

Title I Teacher

Melanie Beahm



Tammy Fox

Literacy Coach/Reading Interventionist
Tammy Fox


920-748-1550 (ext. 1206)


Title I Policies

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Barlow Park Elementary - English

Barlow Park Elementary - Spanish

Murray Park Elementary - English

Murray Park Elementary - Spanish