Published on July 27, 2022 by Leighton Doores  
Hope Fellows

Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education, in partnership with the nonprofit Hope Institute, welcomes 10 esteemed educators into the inaugural class of Hope Fellows. The Hope Fellows program brings together school leaders that are passionate about character development to advocate, lead and inspire others to cultivate communities of character in educational settings. Fellows are selected based on their commitment to personal and professional character development and their potential to motivate other educators.

The class of 2022 Hope Fellows are:

Antonio Cooper, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Vestavia Hills City Schools

Andrea Hamner, Principal, Tuscaloosa County Schools

Alicia Hunsberger, Ed.D. ’18, Principal, Vestavia Hills City Schools

TaShara King, Principal, i3 Academy

Quentin J. Lee, Ed.D. ’17, Superintendent, Talladega City Schools

John Lowry, Ed.D. ’14, Director of Academic Programs and Services, Homewood City Schools

Susan McCall, Assistant Principal, Vestavia Hills City Schools

Gregory Moore, Ed.D. ’21, Principal, St. Clair County Schools

Jimmy Shaw, Ed.D. ’13, Superintendent, Florence City Schools

Benjamin White, Ed.S. ’19, Principal, Tuscaloosa County Schools

Congratulations to the class of 2022 Hope Fellows!

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.