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Hear from Anna Manning about how she uses a familiar character, Stitch, to make her students feel at home in school.

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Meet Anna Manning

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Stitch says, ‘Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets forgotten or left behind.’ And that is true for every student who walks in my classroom. I’m their mom, friend and teacher at school.

Teaching

  • 9 - 12th Grade English, Journalism, Communications and Photography Teacher

Education

  • Kansas State University
  • Kansas State University

Awards

  • 2018 District Secondary Teacher of the Year
  • SHHS Teacher of the Year in 2018, 2016 and 2015
  • All Kansas Award and Top Publication from Walsworth Publishing
  • Golden Goose Award from Spring Hill Education Association
  • Secretary of SHHS Site Council
  • SHHS Building-Level Technology Advisory Committee member
  • Social Media Director for the Spring Hill Education Association
  • Journalism Education Association member

Teacher Certification Program

  • Kansas State University

Why I Teach

There are things I love so much in the world, I can't imagine not spending my life helping other people love them too: reading, writing, the power of a student press, the artistic and storytelling powers of photography... There are practical reasons too, like the joy of helping young people discover who they are and what they should do with their lives. And, of course, I had so many incredible teachers of my own, and there's no doubt that they solidified my decision to become an educator.

By the Numbers

  • 2,929

    Dedicated Students

  • 210

    Teachers

  • 5

    Schools in District

About Spring Hill School District

  • About

    Spring Hill School District, located just south of the Kansas City Metro area,  strives to maintain small-town values and achieve world-class results. To reach this vision, Spring Hill consistently provides the best opportunities for our students, families and employees. For instance, our Strategic Plan 2020 focuses on Academic Excellence & Learning, Personnel, Health & Safety, and Effectively Managing Growth.

    The district will see 1,052 new students by the 2020-21 school year. To accommodate this growth, we passed #Bond2016 in September 2016. This project will fund a new elementary and middle school, expand the high school, add an activity complex at the high school, a new gym at Spring Hill Elementary, renovate an existing building into an Early Childhood Center, and support instructional-related technology across the district.  

    We Learn. We Create. We Adapt. We Succeed.

  • Salary, Compensation & Benefits

    Spring Hill School District cares for its students socially, academically and emotionally We understand that the relationship between teacher and student forms the backbone of everything we do. Therefore, recruiting and retaining great teachers is our first priority. The district provides competitive salary, benefits and resources. We enjoy amazing community and parental support, characterized by a $82.4 million bond passed by an overwhelming 72 percent of our voters. The starting teacher salary in the Spring Hill School district is $39,560 and will move to $41,360 next year. The district provides a comprehensive benefits package worth over $7,000 per year. Teachers enjoy small class sizes, a collaborative culture, and a supportive family atmosphere in a prime location adjacent to the Kansas City metro area.

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