Pat Nippert

Elementary Education Director
1200 S Main
McPherson, KS
620-241-0723 x 507

Course Responsibilities

  • Education Psychology and Fundamentals of Learning
  • Foundations of Literacy
  • Emerging Literacy Instruction and Assessment
  • Advanced Literacy Instruction and Assessment
  • Elementary Language Arts Methods
  • Children's Literature
  • Junior Practicum
  • Elementary Social Science Methods

Educational History

Degree Earned School
M.S. Education, Reading Instruction Emphasis Wichita State University
Reading Specialist Certification Wichita State University
B.S. Education McPherson College


Licensure: K-9, Reading Specialist
Certification: Emergency Medical Technician, Intermediate/Defibrillation

Professional Experience

Central Christian College
Director of Elementary Education
State Scorer for Kansas Performance Teaching (KPTP)

USD #262 Valley Center
Instructional Coach
Title 1 Teacher
Student Improvement Team
District Reading Team

Smoky Hill Education Service Center
Reading Specialist
Literacy Coach/Consultant
Curriculum Generalist

USD #418 McPherson

District Language Arts Curriculum and Assessment Team
Language Arts Material Adoption Team
District Language Arts Co-Coordinator

Eisenhower Elementary

  • Reading Specialist  for K-5
  • Reading Acceleration Program Coordinator (1on1 tutoring program)
  • Language Arts Coordinator

Roosevelt Elementary

  • Reading Specialist  for K-5
  • Reading Acceleration Program Coordinator
  • Language Arts Coordinator

McPherson High School

  • Assistant Softball Coach
  • Head Softball Coach

McPherson College
Adjunct Professor in Education

USD #444 Valley Heights
Blue Rapids Elementary

  • P.E. instructor/high school coach
  • 5/6 science/social studies/high school coach
  • Fourth grade classroom

USD #221 North Central
Second Grade

Professional Activities

Smokey Hill Education Sevice Center
  • Developer of Reading Intervention Programs – “Reading Enhancement” and “Reading Quest”
  • Presenter and facilitator on best practices, brain compatible learning, brain development, early brain development (birth to age 5), state standards, data analysis, action research, Title I requirements, evaluation and strategies, dyslexia, reading assessments, balanced literacy, graphic organizers and numerous pedagogical and comprehension strategies that go across all disciplines
  • Trainer for Fast ForWord by Scientific Learning
  • Trainer for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)
  • Trainer for Six-Traits of an Effective Reader
  • Trainer for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS)

Kansas State Department of Education

  • Reading Assessment Review Team                                                                           
  • Member of state delegation to National Literacy Coaches Academy                                            
  • Member of team developing a state-wide literacy coaching plan                                                   
  • Reading Assessment Report Writing Team                                                                                       
  • Reading First Facilitator
  • Reading Standards Pedagogy Writing Team


Citation of Merit Award for Exemplary service to Profession, Community, Church, and College – McPherson College


Professional Memberships and Responsibilities

  • USD 418 Board of Education member
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • National Staff Development Council (NSDC)
  • International Reading Association
  • Member of several North Central Accreditation (NCA) Teams
  • Kansas Reading Association –
  • Exemplary Reading Program Committee
  • Past Research Committee Chair
  • Past state conference organizer and treasurer
  • Mid-Kansas Reading Association –Vice-President; Treasurer
  • Facilitator for state-wide Title I Network
  • Kansas Association of School Boards
  • National School Board Association
  • Leadership for Tomorrow KASB
  • McPherson/Marion County Head Start Policy Council
  • ESSDACK Board of Directors  (Education Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas)
  • Kansas Emergency Medical Technicians Association

Community Involvement

  • Member of McPherson Free Methodist Church
  • McPherson EMS as Lt. of EMS Reserve Program (volunteer)
  • USD 418 Board of Education member
  • McPherson Education Foundation grant acquisition committee
  • American Heart Association instructor
  • American Red Cross instructor and past board member
  • Volunteer with Relay for Life
  • Volunteer with March of Dimes
  • Volunteer with McPherson Opera House

Leisure Activities

  • Spending time with 6 wonderful grandchildren – Kalea, Miah, Kyra,Will, Lucy and Livia.
  • Camping and going to the cabin in Colorado
  • Reading
  • Playing Sudoku and video games
  • Playing with our dog, Midge, a Miniature Schnauzer
  • Watching sports

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