Mrs. Dishman is very excited to be a part of the Republic community and
provide servant leadership to Republic Middle School! She is beginning
her 11th year in education, and 3rd year as a building principal. Mrs.
Dishman began her teaching career at Strafford R-VI, where she taught in
the elementary and middle school. While at Strafford she also coached
basketball and softball. Before joining the Republic Middle School
family, she was the building principal at Pleasant Hope Middle School in
Mrs. Dishman looks forward to working with the great
students, staff, and families at Republic Middle School to create and
sustain a positive, high achieving, and supportive environment for
|Mr. Shannon Holden, Middle School Assistant Principal
Shannon Holden has been an Assistant Principal at Republic Middle School for the last 15 years. Prior to RMS, Mr. Holden was a teacher and administrator in El Paso, Texas and Houston, Texas for eleven years. What brings Mr. Holden the most joy is helping students navigate from elementary school to high school with the greatest amount of academic growth, intellectual growth, emotional growth, and FUN!
Mrs. Tonia Herbold, Middle School Assistant Principal
Mrs. Herbold graduated from College of the Ozarks with a BS in Education with a minor in Psychology. She also earned her Master's in Administration degree from Missouri State University. She completed NISL (National Institute for School Leadership) in the Fall 2015.
She began her career at Mansfield School District teaching K-12 Physical Education and coaching girls basketball on the middle school and high school levels. After five years, she had the opportunity to become a "Tiger" and has never looked back. She has taught at RMS as a physical education teacher and a girls basketball coach for 14 years. She was the Assistant Principal from 2012-2015 and is returning to this role this year. She served as the Principal from 2015-2017.
Mrs. Herbold has been involved with multiple student and community engagements throughout her years at Republic. She is dedicated to creating a positive learning environment for students and continues to set excellence as the standard for all students.
When not at school Mrs. Herbold enjoys spending time with her son Brendon, and supporting Tiger athletics and events!