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Administration

Dr. Phillip Witt

Dr. Phillip Witt

Principal, Ozark High School

Doctorate in Teacher Education - Texas Tech University
Education Specialist Degree in School Administration - William Woods University

  • Named Ozark High School in 2024
  • Served as vice president for Career and Technical Education at Crowder College in Neosho 2018 - 2024 
  • Oversaw the divisions of CTE, agriculture, allied health, truck driving, training and development solutions, and the secondary education center

Phone: 417-582-5901
Email: phillipwitt@ozarktigers.org


 

Justin Peery

Justin Peery

Director, Finley River School

Master’s in Secondary Education Administration - William Woods University

  • Named Director of Finley River School in 2024
  • Started teaching English at FRS in 2019
  • Has 20+ years experience teaching, joining Ozark School District in 2013

Phone: 471-582-5920
Email: justinpeery@ozarktigers.org

 


 

Dr. Nathaniel Gillespie

Assistant Principal, Ozark High School 
Based at Ozark Innovation Center

Doctorate in School Administration - Lindenwood University

  • Named Ozark High School Assistant Principal in 2019
  • Spanish and English teacher as well as coordinator of site interventions in Springfield before going into administration

Phone: 417-582-5901
Email: nathanielgillespie@ozarktigers.org

 


 

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Dr. Erin McAninch

Assistant Principal, Ozark High School

Doctorate in Educational Leadership - Evangel University 

  • Named Ozark High School Assistant Principal in 2020
  • Mathematics teacher and coach before going into administration

Phone: 417-582-5901
Email: erinmcaninch@ozarktigers.org

 


 

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Stacie Moran

Assistant Principal, Ozark High School

Educational Specialist Degree - Southern Baptist University

  • Named Ozark High School Assistant Principal in 2019
  • Paraprofessional and sixth-grade English Language Arts teacher before going into administration

Phone: 417-582-5901
Email: staciemoran@ozarktigers.org

 


 

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Nicole Watkins

Assistant Principal, Ozark High School

Educational Specialist Degree - Southwest Baptist University

  • Served as Assistant Principal at Ozark Middle School before moving to Ozark High School as Assistant Principal in 2020
  • English teacher, social studies teacher and librarian before going into administration

Phone: 417-582-5901
Email: nicolewatkins@ozarktigers.org

 


 

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Yancey Little

Athletic/Activities Director, Ozark High School

Master’s in Administration - Lindenwood University

  • Named Ozark High School Athletic/Activity Director in 2017
  • Coached baseball, basketball, and softball before becoming AD, was head softball coach at Ozark for 13 years

Phone: 417-582-5706
Email: yanceylittle@ozarktigers.org

 


Administrative Assistants

Rebecca Buffington - Assistant to the principal 

Tricia Cox - Main office 

Janae Kondracki - Registrar and Counseling 

Angie Patterson - Attendance and A+ 

Erin Vernatti - Athletics

Julie Wood - Business Office 

Rhi Strick - OIC Office