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2020 40 Under 40: Tyler Overstreet, 36

Principal, Republic High School

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Tyler Overstreet has been around a school hallway a time or two.

The Republic High School principal grew up with educators for parents, which he says instilled him with a passion for learning.

At Republic, Overstreet has led efforts to create a student-run farm operation on campus, improve the fine arts program and add two employees to the school’s administrative team.

“I enjoy being able to help create an environment in which students and staff can be successful and positively impact others,” Overstreet says.

Overstreet previously worked in the Logan-Rogersville and Springfield school districts.

What was your first job? Selling Christmas trees at Nixa Hardware.

What are you doing to make the Ozarks better? As principal at Republic High School, we are preparing each of our students for a successful future.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? My dad always used to tell me that there are two types of people in this world: those who do what they are told and those who do more than they are told.

Have you ever met a celebrity? Nick Saban, head football coach at the University of Alabama.

What is your favorite hobby? Spending time with my family, watching or playing sports, floating, hunting, fishing, thinking about playing golf (I don’t get the chance to play as much as I’d like!) and anything Missouri Tigers related.

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