JoCo Meets New Shawnee Mission School District Honcho

Posted because this is the one of the last great Midwestern public school districts . . . Take a peek at the new boss:

Dr. Michael Schumacher replaces Dr. Michelle Hubbard, who retried after three years as superintendent.

“Thank you to Dr. Sinclair and the entire SMSD Board of Education for this incredible honor and responsibility,” Dr. Schumacher said in the statement from the school district. “I recognize the importance of the role that you selected me for and the trust you have shown in me, and I do not take it lightly. I believe deeply that public education is the great equalizer in this country and the Shawnee Mission School District is a shining example of the unlimited possibilities that exist when great people work together to serve the needs of students.”

The Shawnee Mission School District is the area's second-largest school district with more than 27,000 students.

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Shawnee Mission School District announces its new superintendent

The Shawnee Mission School Board announced Monday night it selected Dr. Michael Schumacher as the district's next superintendent.