May 26, 2022
Dear Mount Community,
At the beginning of this spring semester, we announced that our own Dr. Christopher Hampton, member of our faculty and campus minister, had been appointed to serve as Interim Head of School at Mount St. Dominic Academy. After reviewing his performance in his four months as Interim Head, we are convinced that Dr. Hampton is the right choice to serve as Head of School at the Mount. Today, we enthusiastically announce that he will assume that role effective immediately.
Since Dr. Hampton has served as Interim Head, we have seen many positive changes. There is a newly rekindled school spirit, an energized student body, a renewed commitment by faculty and staff, and a collaborative working relationship with the administrative team. Dr. Hampton is excited to begin planning for the upcoming year by strengthening academic programs, considering new collaborations with Caldwell University, enriching our faith-based and service programs, and developing strategies for both enrollment and development. In a word, his energy is boundless!
Dr. Hampton joins us with experience that is a perfect fit for the Mount. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University (as did his four children) and later received both his Master’s in Counseling and Psychology and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Hartford.
Dr. Hampton began his academic career at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut, an all-girls private boarding school, where he served as educator, Enrollment Manager, and Dean of Student Life during his 20 plus years there. He later joined Avon Old Farms School as Director of Alumni and Development before serving as principal at St. Michael Academy, a Catholic co-ed school in Amelia Island, Florida.
Dr. Hampton is ready, committed, and able to lead the Mount to new and creative levels of academic excellence and empowerment of young women in the Dominican Catholic tradition. Please join me in warmly welcoming him to his new role at our beloved Mount community.
Chair, MSDA Board of Trustees