Phone: 816-532-0405


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Physical Education from UCM 1995 MS in Athletic Administration from UCM 2002 Ed Spec in Secondary School Administration NWMSU 2016

Darren Shaffer, BS, MA, Ed Spec

Assistant Principal for grades 9th-12th-students with last name A-F

Athletic/Activities Director, A+ Coordinator, Performing Arts Center Facilitator

Teamed with counselor Karen Johnson

I've been married since April of 2000, My wife Peggy and I have two boys, Jake (13) and Cole (10)  I went to college at UCM in Warrensburg, MO for my undergrad work in Physical Education and Biology.  I accepted my first teaching job at Wellington-Napoleon High School where I taught Physical Education and was the Head Football Coach, Assistant Basketball, and Assistant Track.  I came back to the Smithville School District in the year 2000 as a teacher and coach, where I was born and raised. This is my 5th year as an administrator and my 24th year in education.  Let's go Warriors!!!   

Being an educator was always an interest of mine growing up.  Coaching was my avenue to reach students and build relationships.  The competitive environment of athletics has always been a draw for me.  

I'm the Assistant Principal for Athletics and Activities here at Smithville High School.  My responsibilities include being the A+ Coordinator for our school district and other duties associated with our building and grounds.