RWL Kauffman

Smithville School District was recently awarded the Real World Learning Grant by the Kauffman Foundation. With the funds from this grant, the District has been able to implement a new role, the Real World Learning (RWL) and Community Partnership Facilitator. This position will cooperatively work with Academic Services to implement the career awareness and preparedness tactics of our strategic plan. 

Carol Noecker fulfills this role at Smithville School District. She has many ties to businesses and community organizations from her experiences prior to joining the district. Carol Noecker stated, “I am thrilled to be a part of the Smithville School District as their Real World Learning and Community Partnership Facilitator.  As a parent, I recognize that our students are lacking in practical experience.  This role allows me to collaborate with other metro districts to focus on providing authentic experiences that better prepare our students for college, career, and life.  Our partnership with the Kauffman Foundation provides clear direction for attaining Market Value Assets through internships, client projects, college credit, industry-recognized credentials, and entrepreneurial experiences.  With these experiences, students will be able to leverage their learning and apply it to real-world situations.”

News & Noteworthy

Carol Noecker 
Real World Learning & Community Partnership Facilitator

816- 532-0406, ext. 7077

Stacey Sapp
Administrative Assistant of Academic & Student Services

816-532-0406, ext. 7328