Degrees and Certifications:
Educational Specialist in Leadership & Policy Analysis-University of Missouri-Columbia
Masters in Educational Administration - William Woods University
Bachelors in Elementary Education - Lincoln University
Mrs. Denise Harwood
I began my career in education in 1997 as a double grade teacher in a small private school. I have taught elementary and middle school students, served as assistant principal and principal in two districts, and now proudly serve the students and staff as principal of Smithville Upper Elementary. I am passionate about learning and building positive relationships with students, staff and our community. My husband and I are raising our two daughters in the district, and we are proud to be Warriors!