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Southwest Middle School names new assistant principal

May 8, 2013


Shaun Hanson, a middle school math teacher from the Blue Valley school district, has been named the new assistant principal at Southwest Middle School.

Shaun Hanson

Shaun Hanson

Hanson's appointment is effective July 1, pending approval by the Lawrence school board. He replaces Matt Fearing, who announced his resignation in April in order to pursue other professional opportunities.

Hanson is finishing his 12th year as a math teacher in Blue Valley, according to Lawrence school district officials. While there, he also served as a math specialist and coordinator for 10 years and coached basketball, football, and track and field.

"I am so excited to become part of the Lawrence community and the school district," Hanson said in a statement released by the district. "Southwest Middle School has an excellent reputation across the state."

Southwest currently serves 655 students in grades 6 through 8.

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homechanger 5 years, 1 month ago

Who will assist the assistant principle? Seems like Lawrence has a ton of redundant administration. Principles in middle schools make close to 100,000 yet need an assistant principle to get the job done. This is middle school. What do principles do all day that requires an assistant non teaching position? But what do I know? I do not have a phd in school administration. With each middle school having an assistant principle on duty couldn't we get by with one principle serving all four middle schools? Then we could pay teachers more. Yay

Deb Engstrom 5 years, 1 month ago

If your question is sincere and you really want to know what middle school administrators do all day, I would suggest that you make arrangements to shadow one for a day. You would be surprised!!

Chris Phillips 5 years, 1 month ago

Perhaps a better understanding of the setup could be facilitated with knowing the difference between principle and principal. Then perhaps we could move on to what it would take to run each school and managing the number of teachers, let alone the students and the class sizes, school activities, etc...

jerseygirlinks 5 years, 1 month ago

Perhaps they could help you with your spelling! Principal is your "pal". One of those overpaid teachers must have let you slip through the cracks.

homechanger 5 years, 1 month ago

Now I feel like a total tool. I let the iPad do the thinking for me. I vote democrat religiously.

homechanger 5 years, 1 month ago

By the way I believe teachers are under paid. Mostly.

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