The mission of the Education Wall of Distinction program is to recognize individuals who have made a significant positive and lasting contribution to the quality of education in the Smithville R-II School District.  Selection to the Wall of Distinction serves as a public thank-you to those individuals and serves as a model for others to follow.


  1. The nominee must have contributed to their chosen profession through outstanding individual performance or leadership.

  2. The nominee may have contributed time, effort, and/or resources for a project to benefit the Smithville R-II School District.

  3. The nominee may have served as a school board member, school administrator, teacher, other school employee, and/or volunteer.

  4. Nominee may not be in one of the mentioned roles currently but shall have served the Smithville R-II School District in one of the previously mentioned capacities for a minimum of 10 years.

  5. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on July 1st, applications received after this date will be considered the next year. Nominees will be considered for 2 years and must be renominated to be reconsidered.

  6. The public recognition of the Distinguished Educator will take place at the annual district convocation for staff.

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