Band and Vocal Teacher with Coaching / Sponsorship Opportunities

Montezuma USD 371 •

5-12 Band and High School Vocal with possible coaching Montezuma USD 371 and Copeland USD 476

South Gray Schools is accepting applications for a 5-12 Band and HS Vocal teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Additional supplemental duties that are available could include coaching sports or sponsoring activities. Applicants must be in possession of or able to obtain a Kansas Teaching License.

Montezuma and Copeland are currently participating in a cooperative sharing agreement. They have been in this agreement for 29 years. Each school houses PK-5. Copeland houses the Junior High 6-8 and Montezuma houses the HS 9-12. Montezuma’s enrollment is 200 PK-5 and 9-12 and Copeland’s enrollment is 169 students PK-8. Both districts are members of the High Plains Cooperative for Special Education Cooperative based in Ulysses, and the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center in Sublette.

South Gray has had a long standing tradition of outstanding music programs. It is not uncommon for our instrumental music program to have strong numbers and both the bands and the choirs receive consistent top ratings at all music festivals. 

The South Gray community is a strong supporter of our music and fine arts programs. Concerts and Pep Band events are always very well attended. The Montezuma High School will have a brand new facility in the fall of 2023 and this includes a new band/choir room with practice rooms.

The 1A high school offers a variety of programs for students including major sports: Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Golf, Cross Country. Our girls Cross Country team was the 2022 State 1A Champions and again it is not uncommon for our teams to have a showing at State events. We also offer FCCLA, FCA, NHS, Scholar’s Bowl, KAYS, Student Council, and Forensics. High School students have dual credit opportunities with college classes. Our families and community support our schools and students second to none.

We have 1-1 implementation in the HS with Macbooks and chromebooks in the JH. Smart TV’s are in all classrooms.

Come check out all that South Gray has to offer. It is a great place to teach, live, and raise a family.

Please contact Kim Batman, Principal or Jay Zehr, Superintendent

Benefits Information

The district currently provides a Blue Cross/Blue Shield single health premium with district provided life insurance policy.

Salary Information

To be determined by placement on salary schedule. Please see the 22-23 Negotiated Agreement for details:

Employer Information

Montezuma, Kansas is located 25 miles southwest of Dodge City. A small community of 900+ people, we are in an Interlocal Agreement with Copeland, Kansas, located 11 miles west of Montezuma. Both communities serve their respective grade school students, while Copeland serves both communities with South Gray Junior High (grades 6-8) and Montezuma serves both communities with South Gray High School (grades 9-12). The community centers around the school and community activities that include recreation programs and church activities.  Montezuma has a health clinic associated with Dodge City Medical, a newly renovated drug store, hardware store, a community library, grocery store, the Stauth Museum and many other local owned businesses.  South Gray Schools have highly successful athletic, academic, and extracurricular programs.  We are very proud of our students and our programs.

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103 W. Sunnyside
Montezuma, KS 67867

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