Phone: 816-532-0405 (Ext. 7656)
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees and Certifications: Masters Degree in Liberal Arts with a History Focus. B.A. in History and another B.A. in Secondary Education. I am certified to teach Social Studies from grades 5-12.
Mr. Dave Kratofil
This is my 20th year teaching and my sixth year in the Smithville School District. My wife Michelle is the Asst. Superintendent for Academic Services and we moved here in 2007. I have two sons, Alex(18) who is a Freshman at D.M.A.C.C. in Iowa and Aaron(15) is a Sophomore at SHS! I became a history teacher because I love history and I love teaching, so the two were a perfect fit. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education from U.M.K.C. in 1998. My Masters Degree is in Liberal Arts with a History Focus from Baker University. I will be teaching AP Research, World History and Global Studies. Besides teaching, I am going to be one of the assistant Debate and Forensics coaches. I read a lot of non-fiction and I tend to focus on current history or social issues.