As the 9th largest district in Kansas and the largest community west of Hutchinson, Garden City offers a comprehensive educational program to a diverse student population in a vibrant setting. Here are but a few examples of the kind of professionals who work in Garden City: *Kansas Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist *Kansas Technical Education Teacher of the Year *Kansas Horizon Award Winner (for first year teachers) *KAESP Area Principal of the Year *6A State Wrestling Coach of the Year *Air Force Association Kansas Teacher of the Year *Georgia Matthews Elementary School has been selected as a National Title I Distinguished School from Kansas in Category 2 - Closing the Achievement Gap between Student Groups. Our students have experienced similar success: *GCHS Broadcasting program won 13 awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. GCHS was honored in 2012 as a Blue Ribbon School. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' level of achievement. *Garden City is home to the student who won the Kansas/Oklahoma Short-Term Rotary International Youth Exchange Program travel scholarship award. *Three GCHS students qualified to go to the Health Occupations Students of American (HOSA) national competition this summer in Florida. Benefits for working in Garden City: *$500 signing bonus. *A salary schedule in the top 25% in Kansas. *Employer provided 403(b) retirement account. *The district pays the cost of a single health insurance premium. *Garden City will pay for teachers to receive an ESL or special education endorsement. *Extra compensation for bilingual and special education teachers. And much more. In short, Garden City is an energetic, exciting professional place to work. You can learn more about the district at www.gckschools.com and the community at www.garden-city.org. Please contact us to learn how you can be a part of the continued success of Garden City Public Schools.
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