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GOCSD exists to serve member districts by promoting collaboration of resources to ensure educational opportunities are maximized. (Plan – Learn – Advocate – Celebrate: Together).


Greater Ozarks Cooperating School Districts (GOCSD) will advance the educational opportunities for students served at all educational levels within the Ozarks.

Benefits of Membership

Professional Growth

Join area districts to help advance learning in the Ozarks – for our over 100,000 students.

Responsive to Educators’ Needs

Making resources available to educators today for the issues that affect schools tomorrow.

Networking Opportunities

Check out all our professional learning and networking opportunities on our website!

Have a Voice

Join various committees and become part of a network of Superintendents – be influential.

Purchasing Discounts

Check out all our perks and member benefits on our website – inquire to learn more!

Board of Directors

Dr. Dennis Cooper

GOCSD Executive Director

Dr. Brad Swofford

Branson R-IV


Dr. Aaron Gerla

Ash Grove R-IV


Mrs. Tonya Woods

Thayer R-II

President – Elect

Dr. Chris Ford

Fordland R-III


Dr. Josh Chastain

Nixa Public

Dr. Jason Dial

Ava R-I

Mr. Jim Dickey

Mountain Grove R-III

Dr. Nicole Holt

Springfield R-XII

Dr. Lori Wilson

West Plains R-VII


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