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MS/HS Principal Shane Burns

Shane Burns

I am entering my 12th in USD 216, and 20th overall in education.  I have served USD 216 students in many capacities before my current role of High School and Middle School Principal and Activities Director.  I have taught HS/MS Special Education, Elementary Principal, coached MS Football, HS football and HS basketball. 

History and Education:

I was born in Garden City, KS and Graduated from Garden City High School in 1993.  I played College Football and Baseball at Garden CIty Community College.  I then finished my football playing career at the University of Central Oklahoma.

I finished my Post High School Education at Emporia State University.  I have earned 3 Degrees from ESU

  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Dec. 2000, Cum Laude
    •  Teaching Endorsement: K-12 Physical and 7-12 Health Education
  • Masters of Science in Special Education, Dec. 2004, Magna Cum Laude
    • Teaching Endorsement: Behavior Disorders 
  • Masters of Science in Educational Administration May 2010, Cum Laude


I am married to my Emily who is an elementary teacher in Garden City.  I have 3 sons and 1 daughter and a grandson.  Jaeger who is 7, Brody is 14, Zane is 16 and Emily who is 24 and has a 3 year old son, Karson.