District Administration

Dr. Chris Bauman

Phone: 417-582-5958

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Dr. Chris Bauman

Superintendent 

Ed.D. Educational Leadership - Evangel University

The Superintendent oversees the entire School District, reporting directly to the Ozark School Board.

Administrative Assistant - Lisa Neiman

Dr. Craig Carson

Phone: 417-582-5951

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Dr. Craig Carson

Assistant Superintendent of Learning

Ed.D. Educational Leadership - Saint Louis University 

The Assistant Superintendent of Learning oversees all levels of curriculum development and implementation supervising the Executive Director of Secondary Learning, the Executive Director of Elementary Learning, the Executive Director of Special Services and the Executive Director of Student Services.  

Administrative Assistants - Shanelle Leigh and Sue Showers

Dr. Curtis Chesick

Phone: 417-582-5952

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Dr. Curtis Chesick

Assistant Superintendent of Operations

Ed.D. Educational Leadership - Southwest Baptist University

The Assistant Superintendent of Operations oversees the transportation department, technology departments, nutrition and food services departments, communications department, maintenance department and the instructional technology department. 

Administrative Assistant - Shana Sears

 Tammy Short

Phone: 417-582-5982

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Tammy Short

Chief Financial Officer

Masters in Accounting and Finance - Keller Graduate School of Management

The Chief Financial Officer oversees payroll, benefits, human resources, accounts payable and classified staff. 

Administrative Assistant - Ashli Price

 Gerald Chambers

Phone: 417-582-5962

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Gerald Chambers

Executive Director of Student Services

Ed.S. Educational Administration - Southwest Baptist University

The Executive Director or Student Services oversees federal programs, the health services department, school resource officers and counselors. Mr. Chambers also serves as the homeless and foster care liaison for the District. 

Dr. Melia Franklin

Phone: 417-582-5974

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Dr. Melia Franklin

Executive Director of Secondary Learning

Ed.D. Educational Leadership - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Executive Director of Secondary Learning oversees secondary (middle school, junior school and high school) principals and instructional coaches. 

Curriculum Department

Dr. Kent Sappington

Phone: 417-582-5953

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Dr. Kent Sappington

Executive Director of Elementary Learning

Ed.D. Educational Leadership - Evangel University

The Executive Director of Elementary Learning oversees elementary principals and instructional coaches. 

Curriculum Department

 Jeff Simpson

Phone: 417-582-5957

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Jeff Simpson

Executive Director of Special Services

Ed.S. Educational Administration - Lindenwood University 

The Executive Director of Special Services oversees the Early Childhood Center, process coordinators and therapists. 

Special Services Department

Administrative Assistant - Lacie Hart