Anne BuchananElected: April 2021
1st Term - Expires: April 2024
Mrs. Anne Buchanan has lived in Republic with husband, Tadd for 10 years. They have been married 21 years and have three children who all attend Republic High School. Before moving to Republic Mrs. Buchanan grew up in a small town northeast of Republic and then attended Southwest Missouri State University (now MSU) where she obtained a degree in sociology with a minor in child development. She then went on to also obtain teaching certification from MSU in elementary and secondary education.
During her time as a classroom teacher Mrs. Buchanan taught at Carver Middle School in Springfield and then transitioned to a teaching role at Republic Middle School. After stepping away from teaching Mrs. Buchanan founded a local non-profit called RCAT (Republic Community Action Team). This agency assists local families in need through various events, workshops and partnerships with other non-profits. In addition, she is an active member of NorthPoint Republic and serves where she is needed. Mrs. Buchanan also supports the Republic Area Chamber of Commerce as a way to invest in our city and continue making it a safe and great place to call home!
When asked why she chose to serve on the Republic Board of Education Mrs. Buchanan responded, "As a former educator in the Republic School District, I have been in the classroom and understand firsthand the challenges that our teachers, students and families face. I believe what I can bring to the Board is the perspective I gained while in the classroom through my experience as a teacher."