The Ozark Board of Education, at its June 24 meeting, voted to hire Dr. Sarah Cooper as the South Elementary assistant principal for the 2021-22 school year.
Cooper has nearly 15 years of experience in education. She has worked at Westport Elementary in the Springfield Public School District for 13 years teaching third, fourth and fifth grades, and most recently serving as assistant principal. Cooper is replacing current Assistant Principal Dr. Sandra Roy, who will take the helm as South Elementary principal July 1 following the transfer of Dr. Kim Fitzpatrick, who will serve as executive director of student services.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve among the great teachers and staff at Ozark South Elementary,” Cooper said. “The Ozark School District is known for great leadership and academic excellence. I cannot wait to get started.”
Cooper obtained an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education in 2007, a Masters Degree in Education Administration in 2010 and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction in 2018, all from Evangel University.
“Dr. Cooper has had ties to the Ozark School District for several years. I am so happy she finally decided to become a part of the Ozark family,” said Dr. Kent Sappington, executive director of elementary learning. “She will be an excellent addition to South Elementary.”