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Ozark Board of Education

 

Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins - President

Joined the Ozark Board of Education in 2022
Term Expires 2025

  • Graduated Sparta High School
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting from South Baptist University 
  • Bank of Billings President/CEO 
  • Member of The Rotary Club
  • Member of The Kiwanis Club
  • Serves on the Show-Me Christian County Strong Business Council
  • Serves on the MU Extension Board of Directors

Email: MarkJenkins@OzarkTigers.org


 

Amber Bryant

Amber Bryant - Vice President

Joined the Ozark Board of Education in 2023
Term Expires 2026

  • Christian County Director of Employee Services

  • Bachelor of Science from Missouri Southern State University, and PHR and SHRM-CP certifications

  • Board Member of the Ozark Historic River District

  • Advisory Board Member for Care to Learn—Ozark 

  • PTA Member

  • Married to Chris Bryant and together they have two daughters, Isabelle and Emmalyn, who attend Ozark Schools

"I'm thankful for the opportunity to serve on the Ozark School Board. I will use my time as a board member to try to make education in Ozark the best it can be for our children, teachers and the entire community." 

Email: AmberBryant@OzarkTigers.org


 

Sarah Adams Orr

Sarah Adams Orr

Joined the Ozark Board of Education in 2012
Term Expires 2025

  • Fifth-generation Ozark resident 
  • Graduated from OHS in 1987 
  • Bachelor’s in Arts from New York University 
  • Owner and funeral director of Adams Funeral Home in Ozark and Nixa
  • Founder and board member of the Finley River Community Foundation 
  • Founder and board member for Impact 100 Ozark 
  • Founder and board member for Ozark School District Education Foundation 
  • Founder and member of Ozark National Day of Prayer Committee 
  • Member of the National and Missouri Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of Ozark and Nixa Chambers of Commerce

"I enjoy visiting our schools and taking part in committees. I've learned a lot in the past decade on the Ozark School Board. I am more excited than ever about the future of Ozark Schools!"

Email: SarahAdams-Orr@OzarkTigers.org


 

Guy Callaway

Guy Callaway

Joined the Ozark Board of Education in 2023
Term Expires 2026

  • Bachelors of Business Administration from Evangel University
  • Real Estate Agent/Team Leader for Callaway Gardner Real Estate powered by
    Keller Williams
  • Ozark Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Christian County Children's Charities Sertoma Member
  • Ozark Leads Graduate
  • Ozark Fire Protection District Citizens Academy
  • Ozark Police Department Citizens Academy
  • Youth sports coach for many years

"The Ozark school district is the heartbeat of our community, which creates opportunities for each student to achieve their goals through education and innovation."

Email: GuyCallaway@OzarkTigers.org

 


 

James Griffin

James Griffin

Joined the Ozark Board of Education in 2024
Term Expires 2027
Elected as the MSBA Delegate

  • 21 Years, U.S. Navy Commander (Retired)
  • Owner & President, JM Pro Consulting
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems, Jacksonville University
  • Master’s of Business Administration, American Military University
  • Joint Professional Military Education, U.S. Naval War College
  • Former U.S. Navy MH-53E Pilot
  • Former Commander of the Navy Reserve Center, Springfield, MO
  • President, Board of Directors, Light the Way Ministry
  • Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 
  • Volunteers as an Ozark Youth Soccer Coach, in local churches, and various non-profits
  • Married to his high school sweetheart, Michelle over 23 years. Has 3 amazing boys who each attended Ozark Schools.  

"Education is the key to unlocking the potential inside every student. Together, we can empower the next generation of leaders that will impact Ozark and the Springfield area, Missouri, and the USA."

Email: JamesGriffin@OzarkTigers.org


 

Dustin Kirkman

Dustin Kirkman

Joined the Ozark Board of Education in 2024
Term Expires 2027
Elected as the MSBA Alternate Delegate

Email: DustinKirkman@OzarkTigers.org


 

Christina Tonsing

Christina Tonsing

Joined the Ozark Board of Education in 2023
Term Expires 2026

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mathematics
  • For 28 years, Christina has been helping students master concepts in mathematics classes. She taught full-time for 7 years in an area high school and part-time for 21 more years at local colleges (several years at MSU, then several more years at OTC, and, most recently at Evangel University). She also enjoys helping students individually as a math tutor.
  • Board member of the 7th District Missouri Republican Assembly
  • Co-founder of the local Missouri Republican Assembly  
  • Serves on the Christian County Republican Central Committee
  • Co-founder of Gospel for Haiti

“I am so thankful for the opportunity to represent Ozark voters, and I take the responsibility to listen and talk with you very seriously."

Email: ChristinaTonsing@OzarkTigers.org


 

Board Secretary

Barbara Buonconsiglio
Email: BarbaraBuonconsiglio@OzarkTigers.org

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