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Catawba Alumnus and Principal Looks Forward to Second Retirement

July 05, 2011

Category: Alumni, Evening & Graduate, Teacher Education


by Sarah Campbell, scampbell@salisburypost.com

When Rick Hampton took over as the principal of North Rowan Elementary School in 2004 he quickly realized that regular Band-Aids simply aren’t good enough.

"I had to go out and buy Blues Clues and Sponge Bob Band-Aids," he said. "I fixed a lot of boo-boos with those Band-Aids. They always brought a smile."

Prior to taking over the top spot at North, Hampton had worked with middle school students for more than 32 years, serving as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal at West Rowan Middle School. Read more...


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