Anna Thurman Named East Elementary Principal
Ozark School District Names Two New Administrators for 2019-2020 School Year
The Ozark Board of Education voted to hire two new administrators for the 2019-2020 school year during the Thursday, March 21 Board Meeting.
- Anna Thurman – East Elementary Principal
- Stacie Wood– Ozark High School Assistant Principal
“We are excited to announce the promotion of two internal candidates to administrative positions,” Ozark Superintendent Dr. Chris Bauman said. “Mrs. Thurman has been a leader within Ozark School District for several years. Her enthusiasm and ability to build strong relationships with students, parents and staff will be a great fit at East Elementary. Mrs. Wood has shown her passion for students as a classroom teacher and will bring a great energy to Ozark High School.”
Thurman has been the assistant principal at South Elementary since 2013. Thurman began teaching in 2001 and has taught multiple grade levels. She joined Ozark School District in 2007 teaching fourth grade before moving to elementary science in 2010. Thurman is currently working on her Doctorate in Educational Leadership degree with Southwest Baptist University.
“I’m extremely thankful for the support my South Elementary family has given me over the years and I’m excited to reconnect with the students and staff at East Elementary,” said Thurman. “It is an honor to be selected as the leader of such an amazing elementary school and I look forward to continuing to pursue the high level of excellence expected by the families and staff at East Elementary.”
Wood has been teaching sixth grade English Language Arts with Ozark School District since 2004. Wood began her career in education in 1998 as a paraprofessional with Springfield Public Schools. Wood graduated with her Educational Specialist degree from Southwest Baptist University in 2017.
“Being a teacher in Ozark for the last 15 years has been an amazing experience, and I am excited to continue this journey serving the District and community at the high school,” said Wood.