Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Exercise Science from Truman State University M.A.T. from Lindenwood University

Mr. Kyle VanNess

My name is Kyle VanNess (Coach V) and I'm excited to be a part of the Smithville School District! I've been teaching since 2018, previously in the Farmnington R-7 School District, which is where I grew up. I graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science from Truman State University and went on to complete my Masters of Arts in Teaching at Lindenwood University while I worked in St. Louis. My wife graduated from a nearby high school (rather not say) and we are glad to be close to her home town and family. Teaching at Maple Elementary will be a new adventure for me, having taught 1st-4th grade in my previous district, Kindergarten, 5th, and 6th grade will all be new to me as a Physical Education teacher. As well as teaching elementary Physical Education, I also enjoy coaching football and wreslting at the high school level. My wife Jordan and I enjoy outdoor recreation and have been taking advantage of all the trails surrounding Smithville Lake as much as we can!