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PCR-I Welcomes Mr. Dakota Waugh

πŸ‘‹Over the next few weeks, we are excited to introduce you to our new staff members and keep celebrating our returning staff.

πŸ’™πŸ€Help us welcome our new Middle and High School Music Education Teacher, Band & Choir Director, and High School Girls' Golf Coach, Mr. Dakota Waugh!πŸŽ΅β›³οΈπŸŒβ€β™€οΈ

Dakota grew up in Centralia, MO. After graduation, he earned his

Bachelors of Science in Music Education from Hannibal-LaGrange University.

πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ«This will be Mr. Waugh's 5th year in education.

Dakota's Hobbies: ⛳️Golfing, Playing Video Games, Spending time with familyπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦.

Wife: Mrs. Samantha WaughπŸ‘°β€β™€

Kids: Grace and Arthur πŸ‘§πŸΌπŸ‘ΆπŸΌ

Pets: two dogs and two cats (they all have StarWars names)

We asked Mr. Waugh about his journey to education. This is what he had to say: "I long was interested in being a band director in high school after being drum major for 2 years, but decided to follow my strengths in math and science in high school. I attended HLGU for a nursing degree for a year and a half before realizing I needed to pursue a passion that I would enjoy every day and that was teaching music, specifically band/choir. Ever since that decision my career just made sense.

I look forward to playing my part in the lives of as many Putnam County students as possible to grow into young adults with the riches of new friendships, life lessons, and experiences that band/choir can bring them."

Fun fact: Mr. Waugh is a BIG Star Wars and sports fan, specifically of football! 🏈

His fandoms for the following teams:






Please help us welcome Mr. Dakota Waugh!

If you are in band, take a look at the schedule listed and make plans now to attend camp and fun activities! You won't want to miss the fun!

#PutnamProud Putnam County Band Boosters