District Leadership Positions Announced
After concluding the interview process, the Board of Education has promoted two current building leaders to serve in district-level leadership positions for the 2020-21 school year. Please join us in congratulating Mr. Tyler Overstreet as he transitions from RHS Principal to Assistant Superintendent, and Mrs. Christy Coursey as she transitions from Schofield Elementary Principal to the Director of Elementary Learning. Additional details can be found in the sections below.
As a reminder, the vacancy of the Assistant Superintendent position was created due to the retirement announcement of Dr. Wistrom along with the promotion to Superintendent announcement regarding current Assistant Superintendent Dr. Pearce. The announcement of the aforementioned promotions could also cause movement in other positions as we look to fill the vacancies of Republic High School Principal and Schofield Elementary Principal. Both positions will be filled in the coming weeks.
Mr. Overstreet has served as RHS Principal for the last five years. Prior to becoming a Republic Tiger Mr. Overstreet was the assistant principal and athletic director for Glendale High School in Springfield. He began his career in education 13 years ago as a history and P.E. teacher in the Logan-Rogersville district.
He holds degrees from Missouri State University and Lindenwood University including a bachelor of science in secondary social studies education and master’s in education administration. Also, Mr. Overstreet is currently pursuing an educational doctorate in educational leadership which he is anticipating to complete this spring. In addition to his education, Mr. Overstreet brings with him a full toolbox of educational resources, skills and accolades to help students and staff members grow.
When asked what he’d like to share regarding his new position Mr. Overstreet indicated, “Serving as principal at Republic High School for the past five years has been a tremendous experience. The students, staff and RHS community have helped me grow both personally and professionally. I am very excited about this new opportunity to work with students and staff in a different capacity as we continue to build upon the strong foundation of Republic School District together.”
Mr. Overstreet and his wife Courtney are also Republic School District parents. They have five sons, three of which are in school. When not at school Mr. Overstreet and his family can most likely be found on a ball field or court! In addition, they are avid Mizzou fans.
Mrs. Christy Coursey has been a Republic Tiger since day one of her educational career in 1999 as an elementary classroom teacher. For the last ten years Mrs. Coursey has served in administrative positions including Assistant Principal at both Lyon and Price Elementaries. In addition, Mrs. Coursey’s current role is Schofield Elementary Principal where she has served for the last six years. She has a strong historical perspective of our district and has a full skill set that will help our elementary departments continue to grow and effectively meet student needs in her new role as Director of Elementary Learning.
She holds a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Drury University. In addition, she obtained both masters and specialists degrees in educational administration from Missouri State University. Mrs. Coursey also has vast professional learning experience including response to intervention (RTI) and professional learning communities (PLC) expertise along with cognitive coaching and cooperative learning skills.
Mrs. Coursey and her husband, Shane have a son, Jack, who is a sophomore at RHS.
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Overstreet and Mrs. Coursey!