Back to school means crossing the border from South Dakota to Wyoming for seven of Campbell County’s newest teachers.
Lynnae Fox is one of seven teachers from South Dakota who have been recruited to Gillette. Fox is a new fifth grade teacher at buffalo ridge elementary.
Fox spent the last four years teaching second grade in Spearfish, S.D., before taking her new position.
The Campbell County superintendent says a lot of out of state teachers come to Wyoming for the salary increase. South Dakota teachers made up 38 percent of out-of-state applicants but the district only hired 2 percent of them. The district hired a total of 74 new staff members.
Fox is looking forward to the opportunities Campbell County’s school district has to offer.
“Professional development is one of the opportunities that are phenomenal in this district. There’s a lot of different training and classes that you can take throughout the school year and summer that helps makes you a better teacher, “said Fox.
Campbell County School District hopes to bring in more teachers from out of state, as long as they’re the right candidate for the job.