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Teacher Spotlight

PCR-I Welcomes Mr. Dallas Halley

💙🤍Help us give a warm Putnam County welcome "back" to Mr. Dallas Halley!   👨‍🏫Mr. Halley will be teaching 5th grade at PCR-I in addition to joining our coaching staff!   👨‍🎓Dallas grew up in . . .

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PCHS Welcomes Coach Adam Huse: Physical Education and Varsity Football

Hey, Putnam County! Help us give our new Varsity Head Football Coach, Physical Education Teacher, and his family a warm PC welcome! Coach Adam Huse began his coaching career in 2003 with the Springfield Public School system. He earned . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mrs. Cassie Cowles!

Help us give a warm Putnam County welcome to Mrs. Cassie Whitlock Cowles (pronounced coals like goals), our new addition to Agriculture Education! Cassie is a 2001 graduate of Kirksville High School. After graduating from KHS, . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mr. Carson Quint!

New Team Member Alert! Help us welcome, Mr. Carson Quint, to our Middle/High School Special Education Department and Football and Track Coaching Team! We asked Mr. Quint/Coach Quint to tell us a little more about himself. Check it . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mrs. Andi Ryals Foster!

Help us welcome our next #HometownHero , Mrs. Andi Ryals Foster! Andi was born and raised in Putnam County. After graduating from PCR-I, she attended Northwest Missouri State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mrs. Amy Andrews, 2nd-Grade Teacher!

Putnam County R-I Schools welcome Mrs. Amy Andrews, Elementary Teacher! Amy was born and raised in Putnam County. After graduating from PCR-I, she attended Northwest Missouri State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science . . .

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Welcome to PC, Ms. Darcee Schwartzkopf!

Help us give a warm Putnam County welcome to our next new addition to the teaching team at PCR-I Elementary, Ms. Darcee Schwartzkopf! We asked Ms. Darcee to tell us more about her. Here's what she had to say: "My name is . . .

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PCHS Welcomes Miss Jordan Hollon: Science and Softball!

Give a warm PC welcome back to our new Varsity Head Softball Coach and High School Science teacher, Miss Jordan Hollon! Jordan Hollon is a 2017 graduate of Putnam County. A three-sport All-Conference athlete, she excelled in softball . . .

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PCR-I Welcomes Mr. Dakota Waugh

Over the next few weeks, we are excited to introduce you to our new staff members and keep celebrating our returning staff. Help us welcome our new Middle and High School Music Education Teacher, Band & Choir Director, and High . . .

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Beth Williams: Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight time! Help us celebrate a #homegrownhero, 4th-grade teacher, Mrs. Beth Williams. Beth tells us, "I graduated from Putnam County in 2005. I then went to North Central Missouri College and earned an . . .

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Kalie Sturch: Teacher Spotlight

Help us celebrate our next Teacher Spotlight and birthday girl, Miss Kalie Sturch! Kalie graduated from Pekin Community High School (another PCHS) in Pekin, IL. After high school, she attended college at Maryville University in St. . . .

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Lisa Stobbe: Teacher Spotlight

Help us wish Happy Birthday to our next Teacher Spotlight, Mrs. Lisa Stobbe! Lisa lives at Lake Thunderhead with her husband Clint Stobbe, who is employed as a loan officer at Farmers Bank of Unionville. They have two children, . . .

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Taylor Bennett: Teacher Spotlight

Help us show some appreciation for Middle and High School Social Studies Teacher, Mrs. Taylor Bennett! Taylor is married to David Bennett. They have a baby girl named Chloe.  Fun fact about Mrs. Taylor...she is one of 9 . . .

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Gayla Whitworth: Teacher Spotlight

Help us celebrate Mrs. Gayla Whitworth, our next Teacher Spotlight! Gayla has been serving the students of Putnam County R-I Elementary for over 22 years! This is Mrs. Whitworth's 25th year in education. She started her journey . . .

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Alice Heidenwith: Teacher Spotlight

Help us celebrate our next Teacher Spotlight, Mrs. Alice Heidenwith! Alice is one of our Title Teachers at Putnam County Elementary. What is a Title teacher? Title I teachers work with students who might struggle academically, providing . . .

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Calvin Heidenwith: Teacher Spotlight

Our next Teacher Spotlight is also a #HometownHero. Mr. Calvin Heidenwith or "Coach Cal" tells us, "I graduated from Putnam County in 2017. I chose to come back because I care about this community and the people here. . . .

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Tammy Dooley: Teacher Spotlight

🥳Help us celebrate our next Teacher Spotlight #HomegrownHero, Elementary Art Teacher, Mrs. Tammy Dooley!   👩‍🏫Tammy tells us, "I was born and raised right here in Putnam County on the West end. After graduating from . . .

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Michelle Booth: Teacher Spotlight

🥳In honor of #MIOSM (Music in our Schools Month), our next teacher spotlight is Mrs. Michelle Booth! 🎼Mrs. Booth graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, Missouri, in 2006, and began working on her degree in Instrumental Music . . .

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Mike Elson: Teacher Spotlight

As we are celebrating Art and Music this week, it's a great time to celebrate our new addition this year, Mr. Michael Elson, our Middle and High School Art Instructor. Mr. Elson grew up on a farm near Linneus, MO, and graduated . . .

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Samantha Waugh: Teacher Spotlight

It's Music In Our Schools Month, and what better time to shine a light on Mrs. Samantha Waugh, our elementary music teacher! We asked Mrs. Waugh who or what inspired her to pursue a career in music education. She told us, "I . . .

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Amanda Hamilton: Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight time! This fabulous first-grade teacher is another #hometownhero!  Amanda graduated from Putnam County in 2007 and has never lived anywhere else. She says, "this will always be home and where my heart . . .

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Dane Stiles: Teacher Spotlight

We have another March 8th birthday to celebrate today, Mr. Dane Stiles! Happy birthday, Coach! Mr. Stiles teaches High School Social Studies for us here at Putnam. A big joy for Mr. Stiles is serving as a coach. He is an assistant high . . .

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Savannah Hydorn: Teacher Spotlight

Help us celebrate our next Teacher Spotlight, Mrs. Savannah Hydorn! Today is Mrs. Hydorn's birthday! Mrs. Hydorn joined us 5 years ago and we are so glad! Savannah is married to Matt Hydorn and their future Midget, Bo, will . . .

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Shelly Seaton: Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Shelly Seaton is another outstanding math teacher at Putnam and is our next #HomegrownHero featured teacher.  When we asked Shelly to tell us who inspired her to pursue a career in education, this is what she had to . . .

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Kyle Fleshman: Teacher Spotlight

Help us celebrate one of our #HomegrownHeroes, Mr. Kyle Fleshman! We asked Mr. Fleshman to tell us about his journey into education. This is what he had to say, "When I was in high school here at Putnam County, I helped coach a . . .

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Ashley Jones: Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Ashley Jones, a second-grade teacher at PCR-I, tells us more about her journey to education on this Twosday, February 22, 2022. Mrs. Jones says, "I have worked with children at church from doing nursery to teaching Sunday . . .

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Jennifer Trimble: Teacher Spotlight

It is Twosday, February 22, 2022, and what better time to celebrate our 2nd-grade teachers! Mrs. Jennifer Trimble, travels to us from Iowa every day. She grew up in Seymour, Iowa, graduated high school there in 2000, and went on to . . .

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Randy Morris: Teacher Spotlight

This week is National FFA Week! We thought it fitting to spotlight one of our outstanding Agriculture educators, Mr. Randy Morris! Mr. Morris has been teaching agriculture for 31 years! When we asked Mr. Morris who inspired him to pursue . . .

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Nancy Owings: Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Nancy Owings is in year 15 of correcting grammar, grading research papers, and educating high school students in English Language Arts (ELA) at Putnam County. She says, "this is HOME." When we asked Mrs. . . .

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Tara Fenton: Teacher Spotlight

February is #loveteaching month and we cannot wait to celebrate more of our terrific teachers at PCR-I! Ms. Tara Fenton joined our teaching team over 9 years ago. She grew up just miles across the border in Seymour, Iowa.  . . .

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Jeremy Watt: Teacher Spotlight

Help us celebrate Mr. Jeremy Watt, High School Science Teacher, Curriculum Director, and Junior High Football and Track Coach. Today is Mr. Watt's birthday!  Mr. Watt has been in education for 23 years. He has enjoyed . . .

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Angie O'Reilly: Teacher Spotlight

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and also Mrs. O'Reilly's birthday! February is also #loveteaching month. Angie O'Reilly has wanted to be a teacher since she entered Kindergarten as a little girl. She says, . . .

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Sara Ingersoll: Teacher Spotlight

Happy birthday to one of our #HomeGrownHeroes, Mrs. Sara Ingersoll!  Mrs. Ingersoll is an outstanding Kindergarten teacher at PCR-I! She is a 1994 PCHS graduate and married to her high school sweetheart, Scott. Sara was born . . .

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Carla Miller: Teacher Spotlight

It is National School Counseling Week! Help us celebrate our high school guidance counselor, Ms. Carla Miller! When we asked Ms. Miller about her journey into education, this is what she had to say: "Mrs. Warren, my high school . . .

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Diane McClain: Teacher Spotlight

It is National School Counseling Week and we have some of the best, including Mrs. Diane McClain!  Mrs. McClain is our awesome elementary school counselor. She has spent 29 years in the field of counseling and social work. We are . . .

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Brook Fleshman: Teacher Spotlight

Show some love for our Middle School Counselor, Mrs. Brook Fleshman! Not only is it National School Counseling Week this week, but it's also Mrs. Fleshman's birthday month! When asked who or what inspired you to pursue a career in . . .

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