Kansas City, May 1, 2018: Kansas City Public Schools will be introducing Dr. Jenise Hampton as the new principal of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Middle School during a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, which is located at 2111 Woodland Ave. in Kansas City, Mo.
After an extensive search process, Dr. Hampton was recommended for the position by Superintendent Mark Bedell and approved by the Board of Directors. She will become the first principal of the relaunched Lincoln Middle School, where classes are scheduled to start in the fall of the 2019.
Dr. Hampton is currently the principal of Troost Elementary School in KCPS, a post she has held since 2015. She has a bachelor of arts degree in English from Stillman College, a master of arts in secondary education from Indiana University-Southeast, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Auburn University.
Dr. Hampton taught English for about 15 years in Kentucky and Alabama before taking her first school leadership post as an assistant principal in 2005. She has earned numerous honors, including the “Excellence Principal Award” in 2009 while serving as principal at Clark Elementary School in Selma, Ala.
Lincoln Middle School is located at 2012 E. 23rd St. and will be undergoing improvements to prepare it for students in grades six through eight. In 2017, the Board of Directors approved reopening the school in order to alleviate overcrowding at Lincoln Prep, focus on addressing middle school needs and prepare students for success at the high school, separate middle school and high school grades, enhance middle and high school programs, and provide greater access for qualified students and reduce wait lists for Lincoln Prep.