Title 1 Newsletter

Dayton Elementary January 2022

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Starting in January we will have a new paraprofessional working in the title room, her name is Amber McDonald. She is familiar with helping the title students as last year she stepped in to assistant when needed. She will primarily be working with the kinder and 1st grade students. We are excited to welcome her to the team. At the same time we are very sad to see Mrs. Robanski retire after 43 years of service to the Dayton school district. She will be missed greatly. We hope she enjoys her retirement with her husband.

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Two Different Models

Dayton Elementary Title 1 program has been using two models this year to help students. Push-In and Pull-Out are two important models of school-based interventions.


With this approach, the general education teacher and the title teacher work together in close collaboration. The focus is to ensure students are receiving full access to the general education curriculum while limiting any disruption to their daily schedule (such as pulling students out of a classroom). This also includes the implementation of specially designed modifications within the classroom setting.

To implement this approach in the classroom, teachers can form small groups of two or three students, grouped according to their level. This can help with personalizing the teaching without sacrificing class instruction time.

2. Pull-Out
Depending on the student’s education needs, he or she may require to also receive small group or individual instruction with the title teacher in another setting outside of the general education classroom (Title Room). Instruction will focus either on reading, language arts, and/or mathematics, according to the student’s needs. In addition, when deemed necessary and appropriate, a student may be pulled out of a general education setting for assistance with completing an exam, benchmark exams, progress monitoring probes, and other assignments (both long and short-term) as assigned by the general education teachers and the Title teachers.

Specially designed instruction may be provided in a regular classroom setting and/or within the title room “pull-out” setting depending on the student’s individual needs. The ultimate goal is to ensure full access to the general education curriculum and programming to students needs.


If you have any suggestions regarding Title 1 Program or have any comments/feedback, please contact Jami Rushing title 1 coordinator. As a stakeholder in your child's education, we value your input regarding the Title 1 Programs.