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Dr. Philip Link Named OJH Principal for 2021-22 School Year

The Ozark Board of Education, at its Jan. 21 meeting, voted to hire Dr. Philip Link as the Ozark Junior High School principal for the 2021-22 school year. 

Link joined Ozark School District in 2007 and has served as OJH assistant principal since 2013. In August 2020, the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals named Link Assistant Principal of the Year for the southwest region. He is replacing Principal Jim Hubbard, who is retiring at the end of this school year. 

“This is an exciting time to be a part of Ozark School District and I’m looking forward to serving and leading the students and staff at OJH,” said Link. 

Link obtained an undergraduate degree in Middle School Education from Missouri State University, followed by a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Lindenwood University. He then received his Education Specialist Degree and Doctorate from Southwest Baptist University. 

“Dr. Link has been instrumental in establishing a great culture at Ozark Junior High,” said Dr. Chris Bauman, superintendent of Ozark School District. “The initiatives and vision he has planned for the building will continue to strengthen our mission ‘to provide high-quality education for each student’s future-readiness.’”