Woodmen Hills Elementary School Principal

Phone: 719.495.5500


Degrees and Certifications:

Ed. Spec. – Principal Licensure Program, University of Colorado Colorado Springs M.Ed. – Gifted Education, University of Northern Colorado M.Ed. – Elementary Education, University of Nebraska Omaha B.A. – K-12 Physical Education, Hastings College

Bethany Stegman

Hello Woodmen Hills Students and Families!

I love being a part of Tornado Nation!  I am so proud, honored, and excited to make the transition from Assistant Principal of WHES to your principal this year.  I have greatly valued the partnerships with each of you while serving the learning community as we engage, elevate, and enhance the learning and teaching for our students and staff.  These partnerships will greatly support our work this year - we will work together to come back stronger and ensure safe systems and processes while intentionally meeting student needs.

I have been in education for 18 years.  I started my career with Westside Community Schools in Omaha, Nebraska before moving to Colorado in 2007.  I then taught in Academy District 20 for 11 years before coming to WHES in 2018.  During my time at WCS and D20, I taught elementary and middle school Physical Education, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and also spent several years as a Gifted Education Specialist, Response to Intervention Coordinator, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Leader, and Facilitator of Student Growth.

I am small town Nebraska born and raised, and my husband and I have two daughters who are also Tornadoes, and active gymnasts and runners.  Our family operates a non-profit youth baseball organization and my husband is the Falcon High School Baseball Coach which keeps us busy and involved in the Colorado sports community.  We are always outside and traveling – sometimes exploring all that Colorado has to offer, but most often at a ballpark somewhere across the nation.

Please reach out if you need anything - we are in this together!