The Smithville School District (SSD) is pleased to announce the Board of Education
approved a new elementary principal for the 2022-2023 school year.
Rachael Marchetti has accepted the role of Principal for
Eagle Heights Elementary School. Dr. Marchetti is currently
an assistant principal at Smithville High School. She has
served in this role for two years, and was the assistant
principal for Smithville Middle School five years prior. Dr.
Marchetti has 22 years of experience as an educator. She
served as a guidance counselor and teacher at Lexington
High School, a guidance counselor at Raytown High School,
and a 6th grade English language arts and speech/drama
teacher at Grain Valley South Middle School.
“I am incredibly grateful to have been selected as the
principal of Eagle Heights Elementary.,” Dr. Marchetti
stated. “It is my honor to serve the students and families of
Eagle Heights and to continue to be a part of the Warrior
Family. I am so excited to get to know the students, staff and
families and know that together, we will make learning meaningful, positive and fun!”
Dr. Marchetti attended the University of Missouri, Columbia where she earned a Bachelor of
Arts in Communication and also holds a Masters of Science in Secondary School Counseling
from the University of Central Missouri. She earned her Education Specialist degree in
School Administration from University of Central Missouri. She also completed a Doctor of
Education in Educational Leadership from William Woods University.
Dr. Marchetti will start her new role on July 1, 2022. She joins the Eagle Heights Elementary
family after Renee Slack announced her retirement after serving as the principal for two
Dr. Marchetti resides in Smithville with her husband, Tony, and their children, Mia and