Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education from Missouri Southern State University 6-9 Mathematics Certified M.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Anaylsis from the University of Missouri

Mrs. Amanda McCluskey

I moved to Smithville in 2015 with my husband and first son. From there we have settled in to make Smithville our home with the addition of our youngest son and dog, Harold. The family and I enjoy creating lasting memories with the number of activities and fun we find in our community and the surrounding Kansas City Metro area.  Our oldest is now starting school this year and we are excited to see all of our new adventures. 

My roots in education brought me to education.  My grandmothers, mother, and aunt were all outstanding teachers.  I aspired to follow in their footsteps and touch lives. I attended undergraduate school at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.  There I studied special education and elementary education.  I also was a thrower for four years on the Lady Lions Track and Field Team and served as a student-athlete coach during my fifth year.  I concluded my studies with an abroad teaching adventure in Southampton, England working in a high-needs key stage 1 school, Springwell. I then furthered my studies to graduate school at the University of Missouri in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Graduating both with honors. 

From there I have had the privilege to teach Special Education and Mathematics while teaching in the classroom.   I have enjoyed the many years working at Smithville and now serve as a Process Coordinator for the district. I enjoy working with teachers and students to help them.   I am fortunate to be a part of one of the best schools in the area.