Dr. Eric Russell

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Dr. Eric Russell

Principal

Eric Russell began his administration career as assistant principal for Branson Public Schools before becoming the principal of Ozark Middle School in 2019. His education experience began in 2003 where he has taught English, social studies and at-risk students along with coaching multiple sports. Russell received his Doctor of Educational Administration degree from William Woods University.



 Jared Lotz

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Jared Lotz

Assistant Principal

I began my teaching career at Ozark West Elementary in 2008 as a P.E. teacher.  My undergraduate degree (P.E./Health K-12) and graduate degree (Education Administration) were both received from Southwest Baptist University. I began coaching high school golf at Ozark in 2008 as well. I now have the wonderful opportunity to serve Ozark Middle School as the assistant principal. 


I am blessed to have much of my family in the Ozark area, many of which are also teachers and/or coaches.  My wife Katie and I have been married since 2008 and have a boy named Jace who was born in May of 2014.  While my family is now located in Southwest Mo, we grew up in Bonne Terre, Mo (small town an hour south of St. Louis).  We are glad to now be serving the Ozark area.



 Nicole Watkins

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Nicole Watkins

Assistant Principal

This is my twelfth year working in Ozark Schools. I spent eleven years teaching in a variety of settings including: social studies, English Language Arts, library science and coaching colleagues in the utilization of technology in the classroom. This is my first year as an assistant principal for Ozark School District, and I plan to continue my passion educating all students and look forward to my new role as assistant principal.

My husband and I have been married for 26 years and have two wonderful daughters and two beautiful granddaughters. I love spending time with my family, and they all keep me very busy when I am not at school.

Ozark is truly a wonderful place to raise a family and our schools provide students with a quality education. I am excited about the future and look forward to serving the families at OMS.

 


 Administrative Assistants

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Administrative Assistants

Billie Davis - 417-582-4808

Debbie Yake - 417-582-4806