Phone: 816-532-4566


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!