Educator; professor of education. Born-June 8, 1908, Wetumpka. Parents: Daniel Webster and Lula Jane (Boyd) Stephens. Married Edgar Earnest Evans, December 25, 1940. Education– Alabama State College, B.A., 1938; University of Michigan, M.A., 1945, and Ed.D., 1955.  Post doctoral study at Teachers College, Columbia University.  Taught at Marengo County Training School, 1928-30; in Shelby County, Alabama, 1939-46; in Waynesboro, Virginia, 1946-48. Professor, Head of the Department of Elementary Education,  and Director of the Early Childhood Education Center at Alabama State University, 1949-1972.  Served as president of the Alabama State Teachers Association and of the Alabama Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. A member of the  Alabama Advisory Committee on Early Childhood Education, and the American Association of Elementary-Kindergarten-Nursery Educators. Zelia Stephans Evans Education is an educational organization named in her honor. Died October 6, 1995.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service.


The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, 1877-1977. Montgomery, Ala.; The Church, 1978.

A Study of Difficulties Encountered by Selected Student Teachers and Beginning Teachers, Elementary Division of Alabama State College, with Implications for the Teacher Education Program.  Dissertation, University of Michigan, 1955.

Tricks of the Trade for Teachers of Language Arts. New York; Exposition Press, 1974.