Mrs. Sharon Underwood

Phone: 417-582-5907

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Mrs. Sharon Underwood

 

I was raised in a small town in Illinois and knew I wanted to be a teacher since second grade.  I began babysitting at the age of eleven to save for college.  I took a certified nursing class in high school when I was fifteen then began working in the local nursing home.  I left for college at the age of seventeen and continued working at hospitals and nursing homes during the midnight shift until I graduated in 1996.  I have experience in the nursing field and actually have held a human heart in my hand.  I received my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood & elementary from Missouri Baptist University, My Masters in administration from Lindenwood University and I am currently in the final stages of completing my Dissertation for my Doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instructional technology from Evangel University.  I am honored and blessed to be going into my 6th year serving as the Principal for Ozark West Elementary.

Sharon Underwood

West Elementary Principal



Mr. Jared Lotz

Phone: 417-582-5907

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Mr. Jared Lotz

 

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 West Elementary 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.

Jared Lotz

West Elementary Assistant Principal