The Ozark Board of Education voted to hired two new assistant principals for the 2019-2020 school year during the Thursday, June 27 board meeting.
Nathaniel Gillespie becomes an assistant principal at Ozark High School, while Amanda Disseler will be an assistant principal at Ozark Junior High School.
Disseler started her teaching career in 2010, hiring on at the Ozark School District in 2013 as an eighth grade English teacher. She earned her Master of Education in Administration degree from William Woods University in 2012, and is currently working on her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Evangel University.
“Over the years, Mrs. Disseler has been a leader in her department and has always put an emphasis on service to her students and the community,” Ozark Junior High Principal Jim Hubbard said.
Disseler said she is honored and excited to serve the community of Ozark in a new capacity.
“It’s only because of the investment the District has made in me the past six years that this new opportunity is possible,” Disseler said. “I am so thankful for the students and staff at OJH for their support and encouragement.”
Gillespie has been in education for more than 10 years, teaching Spanish and English. Most recently, he worked as the coordinator of site interventions at Central High School in Springfield. He earned his Master’s Degree in School Administration from Lindenwood University in 2014 and is currently working toward his Doctorate in School Administration at Lindenwood University.
“We are looking forward to Mr. Gillespie bringing the wealth of experience he gained at Springfield Public Schools to Ozark High School,” Ozark High School Principal Jeremy Brownfield said. “His ability to connect with students and parents will be a great asset to the district.”
“I am excited to join the admin team and work with all the great people at Ozark High School,” Gillespie said. “I am ready to hit the ground running and cannot wait for the school year to begin. Go Tigers.”