Company: Hillsboro R-3 School District
Location: De Soto, Missouri, United States
Maxine Jinkerson, Educator at Hillsboro R-3 School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of elementary, history, and gifted education.
Descending from a lineage of educators, Ms. Jinkerson has continued her family’s legacy of nourishing the minds of others. She has always taken immense joy in learning from and inspiring others and, like her mother and grandmother before her, she entered the field of education. Revering the field of education, her family and loved ones were overjoyed when she shared her plans to become an educator. In preparation for her influential career, Ms. Jinkerson earned a Bachelor of Arts in education from Harris Teachers College, a Master of Education from Southeast Missouri State University and holds certification in teaching elementary education, social studies and gifted students in the state of Missouri.
Ms. Jinkerson has used her talents to facilitate the intellectual and personal growth of numerous students. She began her education career at Auxvasse Consolidated School in Missouri where she taught second graders for several years. Following this endeavor, Ms. Jinkerson taught at the Hillsboro R-3 School District in Missouri for nearly three decades as a fifth grade teacher and a gifted education teacher.
Never one to limit herself, Ms. Jinkerson worked as the coordinator of the Jefferson County Conference for Gifted Children and Their Parents at Jefferson College in Hillsboro from 1988 to 1998. Additionally, she has served as the coordinator of the Autumn Acoustics Music Festival at Jefferson College. True to her love for history, Ms. Jinkerson holds membership with the Daughters of the American Revolution, which she has belonged to since 2002.
Recognized by numerous esteemed organizations, Ms. Jinkerson holds membership with various groups including the National Association for Gifted Children. She holds membership with the PEO Sisterhood, lending her time and talents in multiple capacities such as chaplain from 1979 to 1980, corresponding secretary in 1986, recording secretary in 1999 and president from 2000 to 2003. She has been a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association and has served as the president of the organization’s affiliate, the Hillsboro Community Teachers Association, from 1995 to 1996. Furthermore, Ms. Jinkerson served as the Southeast Missouri district director for the Gifted Association of Missouri from 1986 to 1989.
In addition to being a renowned educator, Ms. Jinkerson is an accomplished organist who has previously played for the Cedar Hill Presbyterian Church. She has enchanted the congregation of St. Andrews United Methodist Church since 1977 where she currently performs as the organist. With a jubilant spirit and passion for music, Ms. Jinkerson has been a member of the Jefferson County Square Dance Club as well as the treasurer from 1987 to 1989. Her love of music extends beyond this organization as she spends her free time playing the piano and the dulcimer.
Ms. Jinkerson has had an extraordinary career as an educator. She loves when she receives updates from her students, many of whom have accomplished great work in their lives. She resides in Missouri and enjoys spending time with her husband, Marvin Jinkerson, her four children ten grandchildren. In recognition of her vast success, Ms. Jinkerson has been featured in Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the Midwest and Who’s Who of American Women.
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