Phone: 816-532-0405


Degrees and Certifications:

2011-Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education: University of Central Missouri 2021-Master of Arts in School Administration: University of Central Missouri

Mr. Marshall


My name is Bret Marshall and I am a social studies teacher and wrestling coach at Smithville High School.  I earned my bachelor and master's degrees from the University of Central Missouri where I was also a member of the varsity wrestling program.  I started my teaching career near the Lake of the Ozarks where I was named "Teacher of the Year" and "Educator of the Year" in 2014 in the Eldon R-1 School District.  In Eldon, I also started a junior high and varsity wrestling program along with chartering a USA wrestling youth wrestling club called the "Eldon Takedown Team".  In 2016, I moved to the largest urban pupulated area of the world when my wife and I moved to Shanghai, China to work at Shanghai High School.  Shanghai High School is the number 1 ranked school in mainland China and I earned the "Teacher of the Year" award in 2018.  At Shanghai High School I taught students from around 60 countries which has given me a differnet perspective on diversity, culture and language.  After working in mainland China for 3 years my wife and I returend to America to have a baby and obtain our master's degrees.  I graduated from UCM with a 4.0 and my wife and I had a beautiful daughter named Nora. Throughout my career I had applied to work at Smithville high school twice but was finally able to secure a job at my dream school on my third attempt in 2020 after teaching middle school in my home town, Liberty, for the two years.  At Liberty I was the NWCA Asst. Coach of the Year in 2019 and 2020 for Class 4 Wrestling and District 4 Wrestling. 


I can be easily reached through my professional email (