Career Opportunities at SMSD

Hiring Paras and Aides
Shawnee Mission School District

Richard Selley is a Paraprofessional at Pawnee Elementary. He loves his schedule because it allows him to work with several students throughout the day. His schedule also allows him to work through several subjects and keeps him on his toes. 

“Seeing children's educational growth across the board throughout the year makes our unique schedules totally worth it,” Selley said

Teresa Russell is an English Language Learner Aide at Comanche Elementary School.

“Teresa has a special intuition about every student,” Missy Green, Comanche principal said. “She is always the first to know if someone is having a bad day or needs some extra attention.”

“I love working with the kids and I benefit from all their energy, it’s a great environment,” Russell said.

SMSD has non-teaching career opportunities available in our schools. If you enjoy interacting with students, consider applying to be a para or aide. We offer a competitive starting salary and benefits package including:  health insurance, paid leave, paid holidays and summers off. 

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