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New Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention Named for OCSD

Sharon Hampton, ED.D., current Principal of Robert E. Howard Middle School, has been named Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention for the Orangeburg County School District (OCSD) and will transition to her new assignment July 1, 2022.

Dr. Hampton has served South Carolina’s public schools for nearly 30 years and has numerous degrees and certifications, including a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Claflin University, 1994), as well as two Master’s degrees, one in Elementary

Education (South Carolina State University, 1997), and the other in Elementary and Secondary Guidance (South Carolina State University, 2001). She also received her Doctorate in School Administration in 2007 from South Carolina State University.

“I am beaming with excitement for this opportunity,” said Dr. Hampton. “I look forward to building relationships across this district by exhibiting trust, innovation, leadership and positivity.”

As the Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention, Dr. Hampton will be responsible for recruitment, application management, hiring coordination, interview support, new employee on-boarding, employee retention strategies, employee award program coordination, and memorializing and maintaining protocols for the recruitment and hiring practices of OCSD.

During Dr. Hampton’s 28 years in education, she has served as a teacher at St James-Gaillard and Whittaker elementary schools, a Guidance Counselor at Holly Hill-Roberts Middle School, and the Assistant Principal at Bethune-Bowman Elementary School. Prior to serving as the Principal of Robert E. Howard Middle School, she served as Principal of Brookdale Elementary.

“Dr. Hampton has always shown great qualities of leadership,” Superintendent Dr. Shawn Foster commented. “She has served our District for many years, and I know she will be a great fit for this new role. I’m excited to see what she has in store.”

Dr. Hampton is honored for the opportunity to serve the district in a new capacity with a goal to implement high-quality systems and routines which yield increased employee engagement and job satisfaction and position OCSD to attract high-quality teachers and staff.