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.
> I teach in the Shawnee Mission School district and they are
> highest paying district in Kansas - not Wichita! Also, I
> beg to differ that Olathe is the top district! Shawnee
> 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.