Cooper Named Ozark South Assistant Principal

The Ozark Board of Education voted to name Dr. Sarah Cooper the new assistant principal for Ozark South Elementary.

Cooper comes to the district with nearly 15 years in education, including the last 13 in the Springfield School District teaching third through fifth grades. Cooper will be taking the position vacated by Dr. Sandra Roy, who will be the school’s principal effective July 1.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve among the great teachers and staff at Ozark South Elementary,” Cooper said. “The Ozark School District is known for great leadership and academic excellence.  I cannot wait to get started.”

Cooper obtained her Masters Degree in Education Administration in 2010 and a Doctorate in Education Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction in 2018, both from Evangel University.

“Dr. Cooper has had ties to the Ozark School District for several years. I am so happy she finally decided to become a part of the Ozark family,” Dr. Kent Sappington, executive director of elementary learning, said in a statement. “She will be an excellent addition to South Elementary.” 

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