On 1/20/08, Ryan wrote:
> On 12/12/07, Dale wrote:
>> I have just applied for an ESL teaching position with the
>> Shawnee Mission Schools, anyone familiar with them?
>> Advice, suggestions, pro or con?
>> Thanks, Dale
> I am very familiar with the Shawnee Mission Schools. I
> have taught for a few years and grew up in the district. It
> is a solid district, but is down sizing some and there will
> be a ton of people retiring in the next few years. It is
> the 2nd highest paying district in Kansas just behind
> Wichita, but they reward you greatly once you have your
> Master's Degree. So if you don't have it you need to get
> it. The top district in Kansas right now is Olathe. You
> might check it out too along with Blue Valley and Desoto.
I teach in the Shawnee Mission School district and they are the
highest paying district in Kansas - not Wichita! Also, I would
beg to differ that Olathe is the top district! Shawnee Mission
is getting a lot more families with poverty, but they maintain
their high test scores. I would say Shawnee Mission and Blue
Valley are the top districts. I have parents that left the
Olathe district for the Shawnee Mission district. Shawnee
Mission is dedicated to teaching ESL kids!