Kristy Hinkle

Kristy Hinkle

Medical Academy Team

Hello Wildcats

My name is Kristy Hinkle, and I am a Registered Nurse.  This will be my 5th year teaching at McKeel.  I graduated in 1996 with my Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing, from Graceland University (formerly Graceland College), in Lamoni, IA.  As a nurse, I have been very fortunate to experience many aspects of the nursing field.  I've worked on both medical and surgical units, in allergy & asthma, pediatrics, women's health, and same day surgery & recovery room.   Before coming to McKeel, I worked for the Polk County School Board teaching health lessons throughout the district.  I love being a nurse and want to encourage, inspire, support and help students achieve their goals!   I also co-sponsor our medical club Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) with  Ms. Hess & Mrs. Lowery.

In February, 2021, I completed my Career Educator Pathways (CEP) Program from Polk State College.

I am looking forward to a fantastic 2021- 2022 school year!  Both students and parents, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.


Courses taught:

  1. Health Science Foundations

    Health Science Anatomy & Physiology

    Allied Health 3


Classroom Wishlist:

  • Hand sanitizer 

    Clorox wipes

    Tissue






Medical Academy Team