Our Leadership

Our Leadership

Our forward-looking leadership team is made up of dedicated, focused and experienced educational professionals.

  • Darryl Free
    Darryl Free
    Headmaster & Boys Basketball Coach

    Teaching at Hooper since: 2023

    Colleges/Universities Attended: Southern New Hampshire University, Troy University

    Degree(s) Held: B.S. Business/Sports Management, M.S. Sport & Fitness Administration/Management

    Montgomery Advertiser’s 2023 Boys Basketball Coach of the Year (AISA-7A classifications)

    email: dfree@hooperacademy.org

  • Dr. Liz Norman
    Dr. Liz Norman
    Transitional Headmaster

    Teaching at Hooper since: 2017

    Colleges/Universities Attended:

    Degree(s) Held: B.A. English minor French, M.A. English Education, Nationally Board Certified in English Language Arts, Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy and Law.

    email: lnorman@hooperacademy.org

  • Toni Kilpatrick
    Toni Kilpatrick
    Guidance Counselor

    Teaching at Hooper since: 2012

    Colleges/Universities Attended: Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Auburn Montgomery, NSU, Troy University, University of West Alabama

    Degree(s) Held: AA- Education, BS-Elementary Education, MS Education, MEd School Counseling, EdS School Counseling

    Extra Curricular Activities/Duties: Sr. Class Sponsor, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, College/Career Counselor

    email: tkilpatrick@hooperacademy.org

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