Superintendent Jim Hinson retires.

Superintendent Jim Hinson announced his retirement yesterday, effective June 30, 2017. Hinson was hired March 11, 2013. The Shawnee Mission School District released a statement following the announcement.


“The board, administrators and employees of this fine district have provided me with terrific support over my tenure,” Dr. Hinson said. “I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to have worked with each member of the team. I am proud of the district and what it is today; and feel confident that the dedicated board members and talented leadership team will continue to ensure that Shawnee Mission remains one of the very best school districts.”  

“On behalf of the board, we thank Dr. Hinson for introducing our district to relevant, innovative, state-of-the-art methods to deliver high quality education to all our students,” president of the Board of Education, Sara Goodburn, said. “He was instrumental in developing the district’s 10-year strategic plan which enhanced academics, technology, safety and security, and communications. The district benefitted greatly from his impressive leadership and expertise in developing the 2015 no-mill-increase bond issue, allowing us to build new facilities. We wish him well as he begins this new chapter of his life.”