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    Ms. Amber Sainz, McCulloch Elementary Principal
     
     
    Amber
     
     
     Welcome to McCulloch Elementary!! My name is Amber Sainz and it is truly my honor to be the principal at McCulloch Elementary. I grew up in Willard, MO, where I graduated high school. I then earned my B.S. in Elementary Education from Missouri State University. I started my teaching career in Willard as a classroom teacher and Reading Recovery teacher. I moved to Republic, MO where I have spent the majority of my career as a Title I reading teacher, classroom teacher, and Literacy Coach in the district. I received a Master's Degree in Reading and a Master's Degree in Administration also from Missouri State University. I started my administration career at Hollister, MO. I'm now beginning my third year as principal at McCulloch, the place I will always consider home. 
     
    I have two boys, Gabe (9th grade) and Joshua (5th grade) who both attend school here in Republic. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being outdoors and near any type of water, and you might see me running around town as I love to run! I look forward to continuing forming positive relationships with our students, families, and community for the success of our children. Go Tigers!!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Mrs. Camie Lyons, McCulloch Elementary Assistant Principal
     
     
    Camie Lyons Mrs. Camie Lyons is the new McCulloch Assistant Principal for the 2019-2020 school year. Mrs. Lyons has been a 5th grade teacher in the Republic School District for the last seven years. She grew up in Springfield, Missouri and attended Missouri State University where she obtained her undergraduate degree in elementary education. After a few years of teaching, she pursued her master's degree in educational administration, which was completed in the spring of 2017.
    During her time as a teacher in Republic, Mrs. Lyons has served on our district Curriculum Development Committees and on the McCulloch Staff Lighthouse Team. In addition, for the last two years she has had the opportunity to partner with Missouri State University to supervise year-long student teachers placed at McCulloch Elementary.
    Mrs. Lyons is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two kids, Ellyott (5), and Greyson (1). Ellyott will be attending kindergarten at McCulloch next year. Her family loves to spend time outdoors, and they spend their summers on camping trips and vacationing. She is an avid reader and loves to curl up on the couch with a great book.