East Elementary Administration

Phone: 417-582-5775


Degrees and Certifications:

Anna Thurman


Anna Thurman is the principal for East Elementary in Ozark. She began her administration career as an assistant principal before becoming the principal of East Elementary in 2019.

She is currently working on her Doctorate in Educational Leadership degree with Southwest Baptist University.

Phone: 417-582-5906


Degrees and Certifications:

Karen Capen

Assistant Principal 

Karen Capen is the assistant principal of Ozark East Elementary. Capen began her teaching career as a third grade teacher. After that, she served as a math coach for grades kindergarten through fourth and instructional coach. 

Capen earned her Masters Degree in Educational Administration in 2015 from Lindenwood University and her Specialist degree in Superintendency from Missouri State University in 2019.



Degrees and Certifications:

Administrative Assistants

Edda Prater 417-582-5775

Mary Jo Rainey 417-582-5776