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Elementary Special Education: Mrs. Josie Hinkle

Welcome to PCR-I!

Hello! My name is Josie Hinkle and I am the new Elementary Special Education Teacher. While I am new as an employee to Putnam County R-I, I am not new to the district or county! I have lived here my whole life and graduated from Putnam in 2015. In December 2016, I received my AAT degree from North Central Missouri College and then graduated from Central Methodist University in December 2018 with my bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education. I am coming from Newtown-Harris R-III where I previously worked as a para for one year and then as the Elementary Special Education teacher for the past two years. 

In 2017, I married my high school sweetheart, Joel, who is a 2012 graduate of Putnam County. In January of this year, we welcomed our first baby boy, Trik, into the world. While I love my job and my school kids, being a wife and a mama are my two best accomplishments that make my heart whole! 

If you ever find yourself needing to get ahold of me, please feel free to contact me via email or phone. My email is jhinkle@ putnamcountyr1.net and my extension here at school is 341. I am excited to be back in my home school as a Putnam County Midget! 

Small Fun Fact - If my name sounds familiar or I look familiar, my mom, Jana Young, used to be a teacher here at Putnam for many years. Many people have realized who I am after this piece of information.