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                                                    Shawn D. Riggs

                                                  910 N. Carlton, Liberal, Kansas 67901

                                                  Home telephone: 620-624-0988



GOAL:  To continue to educate students regardless of age to become better citizens in a global society and to ensure ethics and morals of the American culture.


EDUCATION:  Bachelor of Science in Art Education k-12, Emporia State University 1983

                         Certification in Elementary Education k-6, St. Mary’s of the Plains

                         ESL certification K-12, Kansas Board of Education

                         Certified Highly Qualified Teacher K-9, Kansas Board of Education 2009


Qualifications:   32 continuous years of teaching in Liberal, Kansas

                            Command Spanish instructor for Seward County Community College

                             Certified AVID instructor 2009 to present

                             University of Kansas certificate of 25 years of teaching experience

                            Recipient of 5, 10, 20, 25 years service pins to USD 480

                            Lead teacher, McKinley Elementary

                            Mentor Teacher USD 480

                            Served on Curriculum Council, AVID site team, and various committees

                           3rd Grade Level Chairperson

                         South Middle School AVID coordinator  2010 -2016


Teaching Experience:

                         1984-1991   South Middle School – ESL teacher

                         1991-1992 McDermott Elementary – ESL teacher

                         1992-1994 Garfield Elementary - ESL / Title I Reading teacher

                          1994-2005   McKinley Elementary - 3rd grade teacher

                          2005-2009   Sunflower Intermediate – 6th grade teacher

                          2009-present   South Middle School - Language Arts / AVID / Teen Leadership

                                                    Teen Leadership          


Coaching and Club Experience:

                            Chess Club - McKinley Elementary  1993-1999

                           Odyssey of the Mind coach – Cottonwood Intermediate

                          Sunflower Intermediate, West Middle School, South Middle School

                           Odyssey of the Mind team world finalist 13th place 2004-2005

                          Cross Country Boys Head Coach – South Middle School 2008, 2012 -2016

                          Track boys coach – South Middle School 2009, 2016

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