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Re: Shawnee Mission School system
Ryan

    On 2/09/08, Jane wrote:
    > 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.
    >> Ryan
    >
    > 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!
    You need to check out your info. Like I said Wichita is now
    the highest paying district in Kansas. I belong to NEA and this
    was told to us by NEA, plus I did some research and like they
    said Wichita is the highest paying in Kansas. SM still pays
    teachers very well!! Especially with a Master's. I still think
    Olathe is the top district in Kansas. You say you know parents
    that left Olathe to SM, well I know many that have left SM to
    Olathe. It is just one's opinion. SM being the 2nd highest
    paying district in Kansas is a fact.
    Ryan