Degrees and Certifications:

BA English MA Secondary English Education

Miss Nicki Wagner

Hello! I'm Nicki Wagner and this will be my second year teaching as well as my second year at Smithville! I'm a Kansas City native and graduated from Park Hill South High School in 2015. I recieved a BA in English (2019) and an MA in Secondary English Education (2020)  from Truman State University.

I have always had a passion for reading and found that I wanted to encourage that passion in others from a young age. I have worked with kids of all ages and found an affinity for teaching high school. In college, one of my research interests was in using literature to encourage social change, so I am excited to share that with all of you!

I grew up coming to Smithville Lake with my family and am excited to spend more time here in this wonderful town! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, being outside, listening to music and podcasts, traveling, and (of course) reading!


Fall 2021 Classes

-Literature of Social Change

-Film Studies

-ELA 2