Smithton R-VI serves our community by providing a safe and caring environment where each student, through encouragement and engagement, becomes a responsible citizen and lifelong learner.


Through the direction provided by our mission, Smithton R-VI will become a school community that:

Cultivates a culture of mutual respect and acceptance.

Provides innovative learning opportunities.

Communicates a sense of pride both within our schools and community.


About us

Smithton R-VI School District is an employer who values a quality staff. We are currently serving about 500 students and about 87 employees. We all share the same mission at Smithton R-VI, which is to serve our community by providing a safe and caring environment where each student, through encouragement and engagement, becomes a responsible citizen and lifelong learner. Our community has tremendous pride in our district and we aim to serve each student in an exceptional way! 

Our motto is: Excellence in Action!







I've taught at Smithton for 23 years and it has been a wonderful experience. My daughter attended Smithton because I knew this would be the best place for her. Smithton consistently has teachers who work hard to help the students. The vast majority of parents and the community support education, including the arts. We've been lucky to have administrators that support and respect the teachers. Smithton is a special place and a wonderful place to work.

Sandra Greene  


I chose to work at Smithton R-VI Schools because this is my hometown. I always knew growing up that I wanted to be a teacher and teach at Smithton. I feel blessed to work in a school district that is such a huge part of the community. I have always loved being a tiger and can't wait until my children are also tigers. When I was a student I had phenomenal teachers that gave me so much of their time, effort, and support. I wanted to be able to do this for my students and for my hometown. I also have wanted to be a part of Smithton as a teacher because I knew I would have a strong and supportive community to raise my family.

Alyssa Gerke  


I have spent 10 years as a teacher at Smithton R-VI. I’m blessed to work in a district that cares about its students, teachers, families, and the community. Smithton is always striving to provide the best education and extracurricular opportunities for all students. As a teacher I’m grateful to be able to grow as an educator at Smithton R-VI and feel support from administration, fellow co-workers, and the community as I continue my teaching career. Smithton R-VI is a great district and I’m proud to work here!

Megan Oehrke  


I have worked at Smithton R-VI for 15 years. I have had the pleasure of watching students grow from curious elementary students to successful adults. My daughters graduated from Smithton and I have been able to see firsthand the amazing results of Smithton's education. Working alongside the families of Smithton has been a true joy and has helped foster that family mentality. I am privileged to call Smithton R-VI home.

Cindy Thompson  


Application Process

Please review our Current Open positions by selecting the Current Opportunities link to the left and reviewing the job description.

To apply for a position your application must be emailed or mailed as instructed below:

  • Select the link to the application for which you are applying for

  • Download the application and save it to your computer

  • The document is a fillable document, so complete it by typing in the information

  • Once complete save the document to your computer

  • From your email account, email the completed application with a resume and letters of reference ALL as an attachment to the appropriate principal listed in the job description

  • Applications can also be mailed or hand delivered

Substitute Teachers contact

  • For your information, in order to be a substitute teacher for Smithton Schools we require a Substitute Certificate from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and the appropriate back ground checks. Smithton School District requires that the “fingerprints on file on the teachers profile page on DESE, be less than 1 year old, or the individual shall have been an employee of the district in the previous school year”.

Smithton R-VI School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer


  • $543 per/month towards single medical plans for full-time teachers & Staff, Many Plans to choose from.

  • Voluntary benefit options through American Fidelity including; Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness, Short-Term Disability,  etc. 

  • Optional vision coverage available for as low as $12.27 per month

  • Optional Dental coverage available for as low as $12.27 per month  

  • $15,000 life insurance benefit at no cost to the full-time teacher & Staff

  • Unused Sick Leave yearly payout.

Labor Law Postings Equal Pay Act of 1963 Equal Opportunity