Phone: 816-532-0589


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Dakota, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from UMKC

Kathy Mattke

Smithville became our home in the fall of 1999.  We grew up and moved from SD.  Raising our girls in Smithville matched our home town experience in SD.  We enjoyed and continue to love the community.  Even as our district is growing it still has that "Mayberry" appeal.  I taught 1st grade for the first 10 years of my career but always had my eye on Kindergarten.  Everything that I use to teach in 1st grade I am now teaching in Kindergarten!  I've been teaching since 1988 so do the math!  Music is a big part of my life and when going to college I wrestled with the idea of being a music teacher or elementary teacher but I decided I could use music in my teaching.  When I was part-time I taught piano lessons and when my children were young I ran VBS and Sunday School music.  We're still involved with church music.  That's a little about me.  To be continued... :)