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Dan BowlingHampton City Schools Names Chief Operations Officer

During their regular meeting on July 11, 2018, the Hampton School Board appointed Dr. Daniel Bowling as the chief operations officer for Hampton City Schools (HCS).   He will assume his duties August 1, 2018.

As the current principal of Jones Magnet Middle School, Dr. Bowling assumes the responsibility of serving as the instructional leader and monitoring the daily operations of the school.  He is responsible for aligning curriculum, implementing district level initiatives, overseeing classroom instruction, evaluating school personnel, guiding special education services, and managing school finance, student discipline, and attendance.

Prior to serving Hampton City Schools, Dr. Bowling held the position of principal for five years and assistant principal for six years, all in Warsaw, Virginia. He started in Warsaw as the director of food services and held that position for six years.  As the director of food services, he monitored the district’s cafeterias and cafeteria staff, helped design and facilitate in-service staff programs, evaluated facilities for upgrades, conducted the food bid process, and awarded contracts.

He began his career in education as a secondary science teacher at Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville, Virginia. There he taught Earth Science and biology for seven years working with gifted, remedial, special needs, and at-risk students.  In addition to his career in education, he has served on the front-line in maintenance, construction, and roofing.

Dr. Bowling is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in science education. In addition, he holds a master’s degree in curriculum and supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University and a doctor of education in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Having over 27 years of experience in education, he exhibits a clear understanding of the field. He was an award recipient of the 2016 Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) RISE and is a part of three professional affiliations – National Association of Secondary School Principals, Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

As the HCS chief operations officer, Dr. Bowling will oversee school operations and support functions in alignment with the division’s strategic goals and objectives.  He will ensure the provision of quality products and services throughout the lifecycle of assigned projects, as well as closely monitor expenditure requests as they relate to the Capital Improvement Plan.  Dr. Bowling will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to keep current on the latest operational trends and research as it relates to education and refining the division’s crisis management plan.

With HCS, Dr. Bowling will provide supervision to Maintenance and Capital Outlay, Energy Management, as well as Transportation and Security. He will also serve as the liaison between the custodial services provider and the Hampton City Schools administration.

Dr. Bowling will join a team that is highly focused on effectively promoting the students, faculty and staff of Hampton City Schools in the fulfillment of the mission of academic excellence for Every Child, Every Day, Whatever it Takes.

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HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected classes in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Robbin G. Ruth, Executive Director, Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-2000. 

As stated in School Board Policy AC, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability or other protected class in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAH for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings. 

All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy.  All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources.  Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.  For more information about this process, please review School Board Policy GBAB-R.    

Should you have any questions about these procedures or the contents of this notice, please contact Hampton City Schools Compliance Officer at: One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA  23669 or (757) 727-2300.  



Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper,


HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies.

Please note that some pages on the HCS website contain links to third-party sites.  HCS is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites.


The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

  • To download this free program, visit the Adobe website.
  • To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please link to the Access Adobe website, which provides useful tools and resources.

Also, many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools, and there are other plug-ins that make websites more accessible.

The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.
Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster,, the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, and/or the Director of Graphics,

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

  • A description of the accessibility concern or question;
  • The webpage address of the requested material;
  • The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;
  • The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.


HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.

Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. In addition to the federal regulations above, we are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.


HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as available” basis.  HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein.  The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors.  Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.