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


Tricia Lanz

Tricia Lanz, Full Time Substitute Teacher

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.

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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

K-12 Vocal Music Teacher

JH Science Teacher

High School Social Studies Teacher

Wrestling Cheerleading Coach

Assistant Girls Basketball

JH/HS Head Cross Country Coach

Principal - Grades 6-12

HS Spanish Teacher

Elementary Classroom Teacher

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

  • 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

  • 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