Meet Our OVS Teachers
RACHEL TABUYA - West Elementary Assistant Princpal overseeing OVS
I joined Ozark School District in 2014 and taught second, third and fifth grade before becoming assistant principal of West Elementary in 2019. I earned by Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from Missouri State University in 2017.
STACY JACKSON - 1st/2nd Grades
This will be my 23rd year teaching for Ozark. I have taught second, third and fourth grades and have a Master's Degree in Curriculum Development from Lindenwood University.
CASSIE SLAUGHTER - 3rd/4th Grades
I grew up in Springfield where I attended Sequiota, Pershing and Glendale. My first two years of college were earned through the A+ Program at OTC. I then received my degree in Education from Missouri State University. I recently earned my Master's Degree from Evangel. I have been happily married for 11 years to my husband, Ethan.
ALEXIS ENNIS - 5th/6th Grade ELA and Social Studies
I am Alexis Ennis and this is my ninth year teaching ELA. I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's in Social Studies with a minor in English Literature and I went on to get a Master's in Teaching. My husband and I have a daughter named Ellie, who is a third grader this year, and we have a cat named James. I love to read, run and write in my free time. I have a YouTube channel where I interview kidlit authors and illustrators! I get to spend my weekends talking to creators and then share it with other educators and students. I am passionate about what I do and am looking forward to a wonderful year.
LAURA TACKE -5th/6th Grade Math and Science
Hello, it's Laura Tacke. I'm certified in Elementary Education and Early Childhood and I have my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. This is my 13th year with Ozark. I started my career at Ozark Upper Elementary as a fifth grade science teacher. When our district shifted buildings, I moved to East Elementary and taught fifth grade math, science, and did a year of writing. When I'm not teaching I'm soaking up time with my family and friends. We love traveling, eating great food, and hanging out at the dog park.
ANGIE HARMON - Music
Angie Harmon studied piano and voice at Missouri State University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in K-12 Music Education in 2003. She also holds a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lindenwood University. Angie is in her 17th year of teaching elementary music and her 10th year at Ozark North Elementary School. Angie and her husband Ty have 2 daughters, Ellie (14) and Abby (12) who attend Ozark schools.
AMANDA MAST - Art
VICKIE MELL - P.E.