HAMPTON, Va. — The Hampton School Board named a new superintendent Wednesday.
Dr. Raymond Haynes was unanimously approved by the Hampton School Board as the next superintendent for Hampton City Schools during a school board meeting.
He will officially take over on July 1.
According to the school division, Haynes earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Christopher Newport University, a Master of Social Work from Norfolk State University, and his educational administration endorsement (PreK-12) from the University of Virginia.
He also earned his educational specialist endorsement from Old Dominion University and his doctorate from Old Dominion University, where he received the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award.
His career in education began over 28 years ago in Hampton City Schools.
“I am absolutely thrilled and honored to have been selected by the Hampton School Board as the new superintendent of schools. This opportunity holds a special place in my heart, as it allows me to continue to give back to the community where I was raised and educated. Being able to serve the students, parents, and educators of this city, where I grew up and received my education, fills me with immense pride and excitement. My goal is to build upon the strong foundation of excellence already in place, working collaboratively with the School Board, City Council, HCS staff, students, families and stakeholders as we continue our laser focus on student success. Together, we will create a brighter future for every child in our community, and I cannot wait to embark on this incredible journey with all stakeholders involved," Haynes said in a statement.