Ozark School District Hires New Administrators for 2021-22 School Year
The Ozark Board of Education, at its Feb. 18 meeting, voted to hire two new administrators for the 2021-22 school year. Dr. Morgan Kelly was named North Elementary principal and Tom Colvin was named Ozark Junior High assistant principal.
Dr. Kelly has served as the assistant principal for North Elementary since 2015. She began her teaching career as a middle school math and science teacher, and then taught elementary students for six years before becoming an administrator. She is replacing Principal Dr. Karen Hood, who is retiring at the end of this school year.
“I love the Ozark community and I’m excited to continue to serve the students, families and teachers at North Elementary,” Kelly said. “Ozark is an innovative school district and I’m thankful to be just a small part of it.”
Kelly graduated with a Master’s degree in Educational Administration in 2012 from Evangel University and a Doctorate degree also from Evangel University in Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction in 2018.
Colvin is replacing current Assistant Principal Dr. Philip Link, who will take the helm at OJH next year following the retirement of Principal Jim Hubbard. Colvin has 23 years of experience in education, the last five in Ozark. He has taught history and PE, as well as served as an activities director and coached basketball, football, baseball, track, cross country and tennis.
“I look forward to working with the Ozark Junior High administration team in this new role and serving the incredible staff and students of OJH,” Colvin said.
Colvin graduated from Pittsburg State University 1998, obtained his Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Southwest Baptist University in 2007 and is currently working on a Specialist degree in Educational Administration at SBU.
“We continue to build our administrative team with student-centered administrators who have proven themselves already in our District,” said Assistant Superintendent of Learning Dr. Craig Carson. “Dr. Kelly’s six years of experience in North will allow us to continue the great work that families have grown to appreciate at North Elementary. At the Junior High, Mr. Colvin’s strength of relationships will serve him as he works with students and families in his new role.”