Mr. William Hampton will be our new superintendent. He is originally from the Cincinnati Ohio area and has degrees from Ohio University and the University of Cincinnati and has completed additional coursework from West Virginia University and Salem University. Mr. Hampton was a special education teacher in the early part of his professional career at Kings Mills and Belpre City Schools. His last Year at Belpre was spent as an assistant principal and athletic director at Belpre High School. It 2005 Mr. Hampton accepted the Middle School Principal position at Marietta City Schools where he served for seven years in the roles of High School Assistant Principal and Middle School Principal. During the principalship at Marietta Middle School Mr. Hampton also served as Interim Superintendent while the sitting superintendent was recovering from a serious injury. Two year later he accepted the position of Superintendent of Marietta City Schools, a position he held for the past 7 years.
Ms. Kimberley Napper will be the New Treasurer for the district. Kimberley grew up in neighboring Meigs County and graduated from Meigs Local, while also taking courses at Hocking College where she earned an associate degree in accounting. She has worked at J. L. Uhrig and Associates, Inc., as a governmental accountant for the past twenty-one years. She began her employment with the firm as an entry-level staff auditor. After four years with the firm, she was promoted to Supervisor, then promoted to Manager in 2008. As part of the management team, Kimberley was responsible for organizing and directing both the audits and compilations. While working full-time, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Rio Grande.
For the past three years, she has also been working for MCS & Associates as a finance/project manager assisting clients with project budgeting and financial tracking on school construction projects. In 2016, Kimberley was elected as fiscal officer to a local township where she currently serves. She oversees and safeguards the township funds and works closely with the trustees to see monies are spent wisely and in the best interest of the residents.
She has been married for the past 20 years to Benjamin Napper. They live in Wilkesville with their two dogs Max & Erma.
Kimberley has been a long-time volunteer for an organization called The Dream Factory. She currently serves as treasurer for the Southeast Ohio Chapter. The Dream Factory grant dreams for children that are chronically to terminally ill from the ages of 3-18. Kimberley has helped grant several dreams for trips to Disney, room makeovers and service dogs.
Mrs. Abigail (Abby) Rouse will be the new elementary school principal. Mrs. Rouse grew up in Athens, Ohio and graduated from Alexander High School. She attended Ohio University and earned a BA in Education, Integrated Language Arts (7-12). She then went on to earn a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction and furthered her education by completing the Educational Leadership program through Ohio University.
Mrs. Rouse taught English at Vinton County High School for ten years where she also served as the yearbook advisor, and enjoyed a brief stint coaching track, before accepting a position here at Alexander, which is where she always wanted to be. She taught 8th grade Language Arts for the last six years, where she considered it a privilege to work alongside some of the most outstanding educators and the very best students. She has been an active participant in our building and community, serving on various teams, committees, and volunteering with the Alexander Biddy League. In her words, “I am incredibly honored to now serve our staff, students, and community as the incoming elementary school principal. I love this district and the community, which is why I decided to stay and raise my family here. I look forward to welcoming students back this August!”
Daryn Guarino is the Director of Food and Nutrition for the Alexander Local School District provided by The Nutrition Group and he joined us in June of 2022. Originally from the small town of Wolcott Connecticut, he moved to Ohio to attend college, graduated, and simply never went back. He is a true foodie with a special love for authentic international and regional cuisines. In his spare time, he bakes bread from scratch, runs a publishing company named Active Synapse, plays role-playing and video games, and rides his Harley-Davidson V-Rod. He and his beautiful wife, Elizabeth, currently live in Athens and they have two brilliant sons, Connor age 24 and Morgan age 21, that live in Columbus.
Lindy Douglas will be the new Special Programs Coordinator for the district and will be coordinating whole child and wellness programs