Year Honored: 1996Stehekin Elementary School
At the time of the Award, Ronald Scutt was:Teacher
Stehekin Elementary School
Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
For the past twenty years, Ron Scutt has taught all subjects to grades one through eight at Stehekin School, a one-room school that serves anywhere between six and twenty-two students in remote Stehekin, a community that can be reached only by ferry or float plane. "The foundation of our educational program," says Mr. Scutt, "is that we attempt to meet all students with a dynamic curriculum which actively engages their intellect, physical body and sense of artistic growth." Teaching students between the ages of six and fourteen in the same classroom has given Mr. Scutt an extraordinary command of integrated curriculum and developmentally appropriate instruction. Mr. Scutt has shared the unique educational program he developed with other educators and administrators through summer courses and extensive writings. Students of Mr. Scutt's school have consistently distinguished themselves on national tests and throughout their later schooling.