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Branson AP to Lead South Elementary for 2024-25 School Year

The Ozark Board of Education, at its Jan. 18 meeting, voted to hire Dr. Kendra Scott as the South Elementary principal for the 2024-25 school year. 

Scott is currently serving as the assistant principal at Cedar Ridge Elementary in the Branson School District. Before becoming an administrator, Scott served as a process coordinator and high school special education teacher. 

"With a steadfast commitment to fostering a climate and culture that wholeheartedly supports student growth and success, I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to the educational community at Ozark South Elementary,” she said. “Aspiring to lead a building has been a goal of mine, one driven by a desire to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students and educators alike.”

Scott has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in special education. She earned her Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University in 2016 and obtained her doctorate in Educational Administration at Lindenwood University in 2020.  

Executive Director of Elementary Learning Dr. Kent Sappington said he is confident Scott will be a good fit for South.

"I am very excited for Dr. Scott to join our elementary admin team. Her individual strengths and abilities will be an asset to both South Elementary and our elementary administrative team,” he said.  

Scott will replace Dr. Sandra Roy, who is retiring after 13 years in the Ozark School District and 28 years in education. 

"I am sad to see Dr. Roy retire,” Sappington said. “Dr. Roy loves kids and has one of the best work ethics around. She always keeps her word. I will miss her hard work and dedication to the students of Ozark.”

Scott will step into her new role July 1, 2024.