The Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education regularly recognizes Shawnee Mission team members for their outstanding contributions.
These people are called Shawnee Mission All Stars.
All Stars go above and beyond their efforts to ensure that every student achieves their personal best. These SMSD staff members embody The Shawnee Mission School District’s mission by serving our students, teams, and communities with excellence.
Did you know you can nominate a Shawnee Mission team member to be honored and recognized as an All Star for their outstanding contributions? Applications are now being accepted here.
We invite our community to learn more about some of the outstanding Shawnee Mission All Stars who work in our schools and who were recognized by the Board of Education in the 2022-2023 school year.
Each link below will take you to a video highlighting one of these exceptional individuals.
Shannon Pomerantz, a sixth grade teacher at Mill Creek Elementary School
Denise Peery, secretary at Overland Park Elementary
Heather Frye, special education teacher at Bluejacket-Flint Elementary
Jerry Thornburg, paraprofessional at Shawnee Mission West High School
Carolyn Cook, English language teacher at Shawnee Mission South
Leslie Dado, English language student aide at Shawanoe Elementary
Steve Reddick, custodian of Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
Christine Uhrmacher, nurse at Westridge Middle School
Amy Sachse, third grade teacher at Corinth Elementary School
Wraye Royle, seventh grade math teacher at Indian Hills Middle School
More Shawnee Mission All Stars will be honored this school year. Follow us on Facebook, ChirpingInstagram and YouTube, or check out the stories posted in “breaking news” at www.smsd.org to learn about the next Shawnee Mission All Star honorees.
Shawnee Mission School District is the third largest school district in Kansas. The district serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in 34 elementary schools, five middle schools, five high schools, and several education centers. It has been consistently ranked among the top school districts nationwide for its high student performance. The district’s goal is for each student to have a personalized learning plan that prepares them for college and career, with the interpersonal skills they need for success in life. The district serves a diverse student population from 14 cities in northeastern Johnson County, Kansas that are within 10 miles of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. For more information, visit http://www.smsd.org.