Phone: 816.532.0405 Extension 7853
Degrees and Certifications:
ED Specialist Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 2006 MA. 7-12 Administration Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 1993 B.A. Education, Industrial Arts/Physical Education, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 1985 Certifications: K-12 Superintendent K-12 Principal 6-12 Industrial Technology 6-12 Physical Education
Mr. Chris Heslinga
ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL for Students with Last Name H-M
Teamed with Counselor Tara Anderson
I began my teaching career in 1986, teaching industrial technology and coaching. After spending 9 years teaching and coaching between Iowa and Missouri, I entered administration in 1995 in Iowa for 13 years before arriving at Smithville. I grew up in Oskaloosa-New Sharon, Iowa helping our family farm. My wife, April also works for Smithville High School in the Media Center. I am blessed with two wonderful children, Amberly and Adam. When I am not working, I am either hunting, golfing, working outside, helping others or watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.
My passion for helping others led me to education and what a better profession to be in than to be an advocate for students.
I will be the Associate Principal and will be serving ALL students while being BUILDING STRONG!