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Karen Capen Named Assistant Principal of East Elementary

The Ozark Board of Education voted to hire Ms. Karen Capen as East Elementary assistant principal for the 2020-21 school year.

"Ms. Capen is joining us from Nixa where her experience as an elementary instructional coach will serve her well at East Elementary,” said Ozark Superintendent Dr. Chris Bauman.

Capen joined Nixa Public Schools in 2006 as a classroom teacher and math specialist, then became an instructional coach in 2016. Capen received her Specialist in Education Administration degree from Missouri State University in 2019.

“I am thrilled and honored to be joining East Elementary and the Ozark School District,” said Capen. “I look forward to meeting and building a love for learning alongside the amazing faculty, families and all the students at East.”