Hello, I am Mindy Hampton, Superintendent, wife, mother, daughter and friend.
I graduated high school from Ste. Genevieve R-2 in Ste. Genevieve, MO in 1997. In 2002, I graduated from Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, in 2006, I graduated from UCM with a Masters Degree in Secondary Administration and in 2016, I completed my Education Specialist Degree in the area of School Superintendency from University of Central Missouri.
My first teaching job was at Oak Grove High school and I taught special education life skills and vocational work skills. During my 5 years at Oak Grove I coached special Olympics basketball, bowling and track. I was also a Varsity assistant volleyball coach, assistant girls basketball coach and track and field coach. I left Oak Grove to step out of the classroom and into a coordinator role within the Raymore-Peculiar school district. I was a special education process coordinator at Creekmoore Elementary. I left Ray-Pec when given the opportunity to be a district Transition Coordinator within the Independence school district. I worked out of all 3 high schools and the alternative school setting up transition programs for special needs students to ensure success after high school. My first administration job was as a Special Education Director in the Wellington-Napoleon R-IX schools. After spending 3 years in that role I was given an opportunity to become High School Principal in 2012. In 2016, started my career as Superintendent of Schools at Wellington-Napoleon.
In 2007, I married Andy Hampton and we bought our first home in Oak Grove, Missouri where Andy grew up and his family still resides. In 2008, we had our first child, Jonathan Hayes and in 2011, Ms. Anniston Marie was born. We now live in Napoleon and both our children are students at WN.
I have always loved working in the education field watching teachers inspire while students learn and grow. What I love most about Wellington-Napoleon is how the community is in full support of the school and everyone works together to ensure our students have the tools they need to be successful. The old saying "It takes a village to raise a child" is truly lived out in this community. We are TIGER STRONG and I proudly wear my gold and black!