by Amanda Wigton
The Ozark Board of Education voted to hired two new assistant principals for the 2019-2020 school year during the Thursday, June 27 board meeting.
- Amanda Disseler – Ozark Junior High School
- Nathaniel Gillespie – Ozark High School
Disseler started her teaching career in 2010, joining Ozark School District in 2013 as an eighth-grade English teacher. She earned her Master of Education in Administration degree from William Woods University in 2012 and is currently working on her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Evangel University.
“Over the years, Mrs. Disseler has been a leader in her department and has always put an emphasis on service to her students and the community,” OJH Principal Jim Hubbard said.
Disseler said she is honored and excited to serve the community of Ozark in this new capacity.
“It’s only because of the investment the District has made in me the past six years that this new opportunity is possible,” she said. “I am so thankful for the students and staff at OJH for their support and encouragement.”
Gillespie has been in education for more than 10 years, teaching Spanish and English, and most recently as the coordinator of site interventions at Central High School in Springfield Public Schools. He earned his Master’s Degree in School Administration from Lindenwood University in 2014 and is currently working toward is Doctorate in School Administration at Lindenwood University.
“We are looking forward to Mr. Gillespie bringing the wealth of experience he gained at Springfield Public Schools to Ozark High School,” OHS Principal Jeremy Brownfield said. “His ability to connect with students and parents will be a great asset to the District.”
“I am excited to join the admin team and work with all the great people at Ozark High School,” Gillespie said. “I am ready to hit the ground running and cannot wait for the school year to begin. Go Tigers!”