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Now Accepting Applications: Join Our Team!

Putnam County Elementary School is currently seeking applicants to fill a teaching vacancy in our Elementary for the 2023-2024 school year.

Qualified candidates will be responsible for planning lessons, carrying out effective instruction, evaluating student progress, and maintaining classroom management to ensure student engagement and learning.

Putnam County R-I Schools are committed to having a positive culture with passionate teachers that make student learning and engagement their top priority. We are proud to call ourselves a professional learning community at PCR-I and provide common planning time for teachers along with high-quality professional development for our staff.

Putnam County R-I is a rural district with approximately 308 students in grades Pk-5. We are located just south of the Iowa border at the junction of State Highways 5 and 136. Our community is fortunate to have some beautiful scenery whether you choose to live in the country, or at our prestigious Lake Thunderhead.

Putnam County has outstanding community support, and it shows in our excellent facilities. PCR-I students are one-to-one with Chromebooks grades 2-12 and all teachers use Google Suite in their classrooms.

Coaching and or sponsorship opportunities are available in our district. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Putnam County R-I is an equal opportunity employer.

The successful candidate should hold a valid Missouri teacher’s certificate in Elementary Education. The start date for this position is early August 2023. Our 2023-2024 base teacher salary was $35,000 with the possibility of a base increase for the 2023-2024 school year. Interested applicants should submit an application (from our website), current transcript, resume, written letters of reference, and a copy of a valid Missouri teaching certificate to Lauren Shipley at lshipley@putnamcountyr1.net. Putnam County R-I is an equal opportunity employer.

Online applications can be found on our website under Employment.

Required application materials:
1. Complete the application from our website.
2. Current transcripts, teaching certificate, and resume
3. Letters of recommendation
4. Employment will be contingent upon a satisfactory background check and fingerprint check by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.