Ted Sampson named Chief Operating Officer of Hannibal Public School District


Ted Sampson Photo courtesy of Hannibal Public School District

HANNIBAL, Mo. – The Hannibal School District has announced Ted Sampson as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

In his new role as COO, Sampson will oversee the operational aspects of the Hannibal School District. Working closely with administrators, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders, he will ensure the highest standards of educational excellence are maintained.

Sampson, a lifelong pirate, is Hannibal High School alumnus, and worked as part of the Summer Maintenance team during his college years. 

Sampson officially joined the Hannibal Public School District in 2005 where he started as a HHS social studies teacher and then was appointed as Dean of Students at Hannibal High School. In 2013, Sampson was named as Hannibal High School Principal.

“Sampson brings valuable experience and a keen understanding of the district’s needs to his new role,” Andrea Campbell, communications specialist for Hannibal Public Schools, said in a news release on Monday. “Throughout his tenure, Sampson implemented innovative programs, fostered a positive learning environment, and built strong relationships with students, parents, and staff.”

“We are thrilled to have Ted Sampson as our Chief Operations Officer,” Susan Johnson, Superintendent of Hannibal Public Schools, said. “His deep roots in our community and extensive experience as an educator make him an excellent fit for this position. We have full confidence in his leadership and look forward to the continued success and growth of our schools under his guidance.”

Sampson replaces former Hannibal Public School Business Manager Rich Stilley who retired at the end of the last school year.

The district is now seeking candidates to fill Sampson’s position as the Hannibal High School Principal. Click here to view the job listing.

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