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Careers

In the Lee's Summit R-7 School District, we empower and champion the 2,700 talented and dedicated team members who support the success of nearly 18,000 students.

What We Offer

Our supportive community, innovative environments and caring culture set LSR7 job and career opportunities apart.

Competitive pay.

With the help of our voters, Lee's Summit R-7 Schools has reallocated $5.4 million for salary increases for all employee groups starting in the 2023-24. 

Excellent benefits.

In LSR7, we support staff both professionally and personally. Our excellent benefits package — including paid disability and medical leave, an exclusive employee health center, generous HSA Contribution and PTO buy-back program — extends well beyond standard benefits. 

Supportive community.

You'll find caring colleagues, a supportive work culture and a community that values public education here. Voters supported our largest bond issue in school history in 2020 and our 2023 debt-service levy transfer for staff salary increases.

Exciting region.

Our growing community located outside KCMO offers a small-town feel with the amenities of a large metropolitan area.

A Day in the Life

Elementary Teacher:
Brain bins. Dance breaks. Colleague collabs. Duty-free lunch. The elementary classroom is the place to be for Underwood Elementary's Lauren Millay.

Building Manager: 
Leander Harrison takes care of both the Meadow Lane Elementary School building and the students learning within it.

Dignity Facilitator:
A culture of inclusion is vital to a workplace. High school teacher William Palmer became a dignity facilitator in his building to help foster belonging for students and staff.

Who We Are

Talented educators with a passion for students

  • More than 1,300 teachers
  • 86 percent of teachers have an advanced degree
  • 94 percent teacher retention rate in 2023
  • Home to three state Teacher of the Years and 15 Missouri Teacher of the Year finalists

NEW: Starting this year, our teaching salary schedule honors all years of teaching experience. Start your career with a competitive salary. End your professional journey at a district that honors longevity with the strongest end-of-schedule teacher compensation in the Kansas City metro.

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Award-Winning Support Staff

  • Our Transportation team has received the “Exemplary School Bus Maintenance Award” from the Missouri Highway Patrol for 30+ years.
  • Nutrition Services team members have been recognized regionally and nationally for their excellent service.
  • Our Learning for Life and Support Professional of the Year awards programs honor our dedicated support staff.

What We Value

Professional Growth

Personalized Professional Development | Aspiring Principals Academy | Coaching Opportunities |Teacher Tuition Reimbursement | New Teacher Mentoring Program | Late Start Friday Collaborations

Wellbeing

Holistic Districtwide Program | Site-Based Wellness Champions | Employee Assistance Program | Financial Workshops | Health & Fitness Events & Resources  | 2022-23 Workplace Wellness Certified Healthy KC Companies - Gold Certified | Kansas City's Healthiest Employers 2023 & 2024

Dignity & Belonging

Districtwide Commitment to Dignity & Belonging | Building and Department-level D-Teams | Student, Staff & Parent Stakeholder Teams | All Staff Dignity Training

Innovation & Technology

State-of-the-Art Facilities | 1:1 Student Chromebook District | Instructional Technology Support | $5.6 million in Security Updates since 2020 | Emergency Response Training for All Staff 


 

In Our Words

I feel like it's exactly what I want in the classroom. Real world experiences."Jenny Moreno, Middle School Teacher and Externship Participant

Meet Vincent Terrell
Air Force JROTC Senior Instructor

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Meet Mark Lazarz
Inventory Specialist

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Meet Rebecca Litton
District Nurse

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Meet Ivette Salgado
Custodial Crew Manager

Meet Christa Battaglia
Purchasing & Distribution Coordinator

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Meet Brayden Kehler
Paraprofessional

Meet our Teacher of the Year

Why am I here? I'm here to make a difference. I'm here to help kids."Stefanie Rentie, 2023 Teacher of the Year


 

More About Benefits

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Excellent benefits & leave

In LSR7, we're focused on supporting you both professionally and personally. 

We support our employees with paid short-term medical leave, paid long-term disability, a PDO/PTO buy-back program, a robust Employee Assistance Program, wellness initiatives, leadership development programs, tuition reimbursement and more. View our employee benefits guide.

NEW: Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all contract and compensation summary employees receive an additional PDO day.

 

 

Connect with HR

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Let's connect! 

Our Human Resources team is focused on customer service, and we're eager to assist you.

Visit our Substitutes webpage for more information about our partnership with Kelly Education.

Interested in student teaching in LSR7? Visit our Student Teaching page.

View all open positions for jobs and careers in Lee's Summit R-7 Schools.

Connect with us at 816.986.1000.