I enjoy working with the people of Wapello Community School District. Our district is small and personable. The people of our district are caring and compassionate people. Not only do I work in this district, but my husband and I have had 4 of our children graduate from this school district and still have 2 enrolled. So thankful for all the staff that have helped us raise our children in this community. The saying “it takes a village” definitely holds true to our school district.
Tricia Lanz, Full Time Substitute Teacher
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.
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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
$30,000 Life Insurance Benefit
$5,000 Life Insurance Benefit for your spouse
$2,500 Life Insurance Benefit for dependents
Retirement Investor's Club 403(b) Participation
Paid Summer School Teaching Opportunities
Iowa Star Schools 28-E Health Trust Member
9 Different Health Plans to Choose From, including Health Savings Accounts
100% Employer Paid Single Health Insurance
Employer Contributions towards Family Health Insurance
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
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