The Ozark Board of Education, at its Aug. 26 meeting, voted to hire Brianna Kelly as the Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center assistant director for the 2021-22 school year.
Kelly has worked as an early childhood special education teacher for 10 years, starting her career at the Branson Cedar Ridge Primary School in Branson. She joined Ozark School District in 2016 teaching at Tiger Paw. Kelly is replacing Elizabeth Dawson, who is now serving as Tiger Paw director.
“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to assist in the continuing growth at Tiger Paw,” Kelly said. “I look forward to serving the staff, students, families and community in my new position as the assistant director.”
Kelly obtained an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education in 2010 from Southwest Baptist University and a Masters Degree in Education Administration in 2015 from William Woods University.
“Brianna will be an excellent addition to our elementary team. Her strengths compliment Mrs. Dawson, and she is already well respected at Tiger Paw,” said Dr. Kent Sappington, executive director of elementary learning. “I look forward to working with her in this new role.”