JH/HS Academic Advisor

USD 456 - Marais des Cygnes Valley has an opening for a JH/HS academic advisor for the 2019-2020 school year. 


Position Summary:

The JH/HS Academic Advisor will lead students in grades 6-12 throughout their academic endeavors at MdCV. Responsibilities will include at-risk student intervention, Individual Plan of Study leadership, academic scheduling, CTE pathway coordination, graduation success, postsecondary coordination, among a number of other academic related tasks.


Preferred Skills:

Ability to build effective academic relationships with students. Provide valuable intervention assistance for students. Establish beneficial collaboration with classroom teachers. Understanding of postsecondary options for students. Knowledge of individual plans of study. Strong background in classroom teaching.



Required: Bachelor`s degree in education. Preferred: Background in student intervention, leadership, and/or career pathways.



Candidates must hold a valid Kansas teaching license.


This position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants must submit an online application through the Kansas Education Employment Board website.


Employer provided single health insurance. $500 deductible, $1000 yearly max out-of-pocket coverage. BCBSKS. Salary per the district negotiated agreement.
Job Start Date: August-1-2019
Applications Due By: July-30-2019

Job Contact Information

Ben Gordon - bgordon@usd456.org - 785-549-3313

Employer Information

Marais des Cygnes Valley USD 456 www.usd456.org


The Marais des Cygnes Valley school district is a 1A school located in NE Kansas (40 miles South of Topeka, 20 miles West of Ottawa, 30 miles East of Emporia, and 20 miles North of Burlington) and has two locations: Elementary School (PreK - 5) located in Quenemo, KS, and a Jr/Sr High School located in Melvern, KS.  Each attendance center employs a full-time principal.  Our strong curriculum covers all academic areas from at risk to college credit classes. The technology implementation is supported by fiber optic service and a 1:1 laptop to student ratio at the high school level and a 1:1 iPad to student ratio at the elementary school. 

MdCV elementary school was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School 2014 by the Federal Department of Education.  The elementary, junior high, and the high school have received numerous standards of excellence awards and the elementary earned 3 consecutive Governor’s Achievement Awards.

As a member of the Lyon County League, the Jr. and Sr. High schools provide high quality academic, athletic, and leadership experiences.

Special education services are provided by Three Lakes Cooperative District located in Lyndon.



Employer Address: 105 SW Main Melvern, Kansas

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