Meet Our New Staff

Mrs. Amber Bouse


Mrs. Amber Bouse is excited to begin her journey as Principal at Jamestown C-1. She considers it an honor to lead a school with such stellar students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. She feels fortunate to be part of Jamestown School and excited to support the students, families, and community. 

This will be her 9th year in education, working with students in kindergarten through 6th grades for the past 8 years. Mrs. Bouse started her formal education earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, with an endorsement in Early Childhood, from Drury University. She went on to earn her Master's Degree in Instructional Technology at Drury University and Specialist Degree in Administration at William Woods University. She was a member of the Aspiring Leadership Program at Camdenton Schools in 2023-2024. She has served on numerous leadership committees over the years including the building leadership team, attendance committee, parent advisory board, MSTA liaison, and CSIP team. 

Mrs. Bouse is excited that serving as Principal at Jamestown will provide her the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Jamestown teachers and staff, while also remaining connected to students learning and growing in the classroom.  She is looking forward to working with the staff and community as a partner in education and facilitating the growth of instructional practices at Jamestown.

She currently resides in Camdenton, MO with my husband and youngest son. She has two amazing sons (Logan and Braeden) who have taught her that every child is uniquely different. In her spare time, she loves reading, kayaking, hiking, and enjoying time with family and friends. She grew up in a small rural community and spent her high school years active in the FFA/Vo-Ag program and raising farm animals.  

Welcome to Jamestown, Mrs. Bouse!

Ms. Makayla Friend

3rd Grade Teacher

Ms. Makayla Friend is from Lake Ozark, MO. She graduated from School of the Osage and earned her degree from Central Methodist University. This will be her first year teaching and she so excited for the opportunity. When she is not working, Ms. Friend will most likely finding something to create or learning a new skill. 

Have a fantastic first year at Jamestown!