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Health Services

Ozark Health Services

Ozark School Nurses

 

Ozark Schools District Health Services is here to promote health and wellness for all of our students. We want to help empower each student to develop lifelong healthy habits that allow them to stay happy and healthy. Our goal is to help keep our students in a safe and healthy learning environment so that they can receive the best education possible.

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Kellie Hunley

Director of Nursing
Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center

  • In nursing profession since 2011
  • Worked in general and specialty surgery for 6 years and then the pediatric/pediatric ICU for 2.5 years before starting school nursing
  • Started at Ozark School District in 2019
  • My WHY: My why is the students and our school community. My goal is to make sure they have the best care possible at school so that they can remain in their learning environment as much as possible. Being able to share with all of them the resources needed to remain healthy both physically and mentally is very important to me and a passion I like to share as often as I can.

Phone: 417-582-5991​​​​​
Tiger Paw Fax: 417-582-5995
Email: kelliehunley@ozarktigers.org


 

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Courtney Cluver

North Elementary

  • In nursing profession since 2017
  • Worked in Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Started at Ozark School District in 2021 
  • My WHY: I have a passion for working with children and helping others. School nursing allows me to help students manage chronic health conditions while also keeping a good work-life balance.

Phone: 417-582-4777
Fax: 417-582-4786
Email: courtneycluver@ozarktigers.org


 

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Erika McKnight

South Elementary 

  • In nursing profession since 2016 
  • Worked at the Mercy Orthopedic Hospital in the operating room taking care of patients all ages 
  • Started at Ozark School District in 2022 
  • My WHY: The safety and well-being of children is my number one priority in not only my career, but in my day-to-day life as well. Being a mom myself, I know how nervous parents can feel sending their kiddos school, especially if the child has any medical needs. I want to ensure parents that I am here to serve them and their children to ensure they have a safe and healthy school year.

Phone: 417-582-4877
Fax: 417-582-4886
Email: erikamcknight@ozarktigers.org


 

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Karen Otte

East Elementary 

  • In nursing profession since 2008
  • Worked as operating room and clinical surgery nurse
  • Started at Ozark School District in 2019
  • My WHY: The children and their families in our school community and being able to assist them both here at school and outside of school with our network of staff members through our community resources.

Phone: 417-582-5777
Fax: 417-582-5785
Email: karenotte@ozarktigers.org


 

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Kathryn Conner

West Elementary 

  • In nursing profession since 2017
  • Worked as a pediatric nurse at Mercy Hospital and then as a school nurse for Springfield Public Schools
  • Started working at Ozark School District in 2023
  • My WHY: I want to make a positive difference in students’ lives by ensuring students are healthy and safe at school so that they don't have to miss time in their learning environments. I also want to help make a significant difference and help build meaningful relationships with the students and the community. 

Phone: 417-582-5752
Fax: 417-582-5761
Email: kathrynconner@ozarktigers.org


 

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Tina White

Ozark Middle School 

  • In nursing profession since 2008
  • Worked in the pediatric ICU and pediatric floor at Mercy hospital for six years and then transferred to Pediatric GI and Specialty Clinic for seven years 
  • Started at Ozark School District in 2021 
  • My WHY: I knew at a young age that I wanted to take care of and help people and decided early on that I wanted to be a nurse. As I grew in my career as a nurse, I had a pull to start helping and taking care of people in my own community. I knew that working for a school district, I could do exactly that. I grew up in a family of educators and spent most of my childhood in a school setting. I saw first hand how important a school district is for the community and know how important health plays for the success of children in the classroom. 

Phone: 417-582-4807
Fax: 417-582-4802
Email: tinawhite@ozarktigers.org


 

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Stephanie Bressie

Junior High

  • In nursing profession since 2018
  • Worked as a medical ICU nurse briefly, then as a rehabilitation nurse with Mercy
  • Started at Ozark School District in 2020
  • My WHY: To serve the students of the Ozark community so that they have the safest learning environment possible.

Phone: 417-582-4709
Fax: 417-582-4714
Email: stephaniebressie@ozarktigers.org


 

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Laura Baer

High School

  • In nursing profession since 2008
  • Before school nursing, worked in medical-surgical and geriatric nursing
  • Started subbing at Ozark School District in 2016 and have been subbing or full time ever since
  • My WHY: The students are my why. I love having a small part in their lives and building relationships with them. Watching them grow and mature over four years is really neat. School nursing definitely has its challenges, but it’s also rewarding.

Phone: 417-582-5722
Fax: 417-582-5944
Email: laurabaer@ozarktigers.org


 

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Megan Williams

High School

  • In nursing profession since 2016 
  • Worked as an ER nurse for 3 years and an endoscopy nurse/manager for 3 years
  • Started at Ozark School District in 2022
  • My WHY: I love getting to know and interact with all the kids. There is no greater feeling than knowing you helped shape someone's future.

Phone: 417-582-5722
Fax: 417-582-5944
Email: meganwilliams@ozarktigers.org


 

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Mandi Loe

Innovation Center & Finley River School

  • In nursing profession since 2013
  • How long have you been a nurse? 10 years 
  • Worked for two years on the respiratory floor at Cox and eight years a vascular access nurse, placing picc lines and ultrasound guided IVs 
  • Started working at Ozark School District in 2023
  • My WHY: I am a nurse because I feel like it is what I was born to do. I strive to be a good role model for my girls, teaching them to be strong women and compassionate human beings. My family is the basis for everything I do in my life.

Phone: 417-582-4853
Fax: 417-582-5944
Email: amandaloe@ozarktigers.org