Educate, Enrich, Empower, Excel: Every Student, Every Day

Our Values...

The home of tribe pride. Wapello community school district. Trustworthy, responsible, inspiring, be responsible, encourage others to do the same


Samantha Hellberg

Sam Hellberg, JH Social Studies Teacher

I student taught at Wapello Elementary and when a position opened the fall after I graduated, I was lucky enough to get hired. I have learned so much during my time at Wapello, but the thing I treasure the most are the relationships I have built with the staff and students. Many of my coworkers have become more like family. I still talk with many of my students that have long since graduated. These relationships I will treasure for a lifetime. 

Ashley Orr

Ashley Orr, Paraprofessional

My family is new to the district, and we absolutely love it here. Working for the district is like showing up to spend time with family every day. My children are thriving, growing, and learning. Wapello is a family-friendly community that makes you feel welcomed, embraced and included. 

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Eric Small, School Business Official

As a proud Graduate (96) of the Wapello Community School District, Wapello prepared me for life beyond the walls of High School. I am proud to work for the largest employer in this community that genuinely cares for the students individually. Wapello offers competitive pay and an excellent benefits package to our eligible staff. The staff is a strong-knit group that cares about each other and comes together when there is a need, whether among our own staff or in the community.

Career Opportunities...

Current Opportunities

Spanish Teacher

K-12 Art Teacher

eSports Sponsor

Wrestling Cheerleading Coach

Our Community...What's in Wapello...

Wapello, Iowa, population 1,898 (2020 Census), situated along the banks of the Iowa River and just miles from the Mississippi River. Wapello is the county seat of Louisa County.  Wapello is just 30 miles from Burlington and Muscatine, Iowa, and only 60 miles from the Quad-Cities and Iowa City metro areas.  Wapello is often referred to as a “Sportsman’s Paradise” due to its proximity to Lake Odessa, a 3,000-acre lake that allows abundant hunting, fishing, and boating opportunities. Wapello is also home to the Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge, allowing residents to explore nature in their own backyards.  Wapello has a new city swimming pool and an eighteen-hole golf course just a few miles outside town.  Several new subdivisions in town have seen exponential new housing growth.  Wapello also is home to several light manufacturing facilities.  Youth recreation and sporting events are plentiful for children in the district through city leagues and school-sanctioned sports and activities.  The Wapello FFA Chapter also produces the anchor event of the summer hometown celebration. The Wapello PRO Rodeo is the only PRCA Rodeo in the United States produced by an FFA Chapter.




  • Unused Personal Leave Buy-Back

  • Credit for Years of Service

  • $50,000 Life Insurance Benefit

    • $5,000 Life Insurance Benefit for your spouse

    • $2,500 Life Insurance Benefit for dependents

  • Iowa Public Employees Retirement System Plan Membership

  • Retirement Investor's Club 403(b) Participation


  • $0 Cost Health Insurance for Singles

  • Family Health Insurance Plans as low as $472/month

  • Iowa Star Schools 28-E Health Trust Member

    • 9 Different Health Plans to Choose From, including Health Savings Accounts

  • Employer Contributions towards Family Health Insurance

  • Delta Dental

  • Avesis Vision

  • Flexible Spending Plans For Health and Child Care

Continuing Education & Professional Development

  • Teacher-issued MacBook Laptop

  • Professional Learning Communities and Collaboration Opportunities

  • Pay Schedule Increases for Years of Service and Advanced Degrees

  • Weekly In-Service Training During the School Year

  • Grad Credit and Relicensure Credit Opportunities

We Offer:

  • A competitive salary

  • A commitment to staff

  • A commitment to professional development

  • A commitment to technology

  • A commitment to our facilities

  • An excellent benefits package

  • True small hometown living with excellent educational facilities