Phone: 205-379-2900


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Nakesha Willis

Hi Eagles Family,

I am elated and honored to serve as Assistant Principal of Center Point Elementary School! 

My friends and family refer to me as a born educator as I am extremely passionate about supporting children’s development and facilitating a love for learning. Thus far in my career, I have had the opportunity to teach kindergarten and first grade scholars and serve as an ARI Local Reading Specialist in Birmingham City Schools. I was also selected by the Alabama State Department of Education to complete a Principal Candidate Semester Residency. In addition to that, I was chosen by the Counsel for Leaders in Alabama Schools to participate in the Aspiring School Leaders Academy. Roles and responsibilities in those positions and cohorts have prepared me to continue to serve families and teachers as Assistant Principal here. 

My inspiration for wanting to serve in this field is credited to my dad and grandparents who serve(d) as teachers, coaches, consultants, and administrators throughout their careers.

I am a graduate of Jacksonville State University and The University of West Alabama.

My hobbies include traveling and spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy listening to podcasts.

My favorite times of year are the winter holidays and Mardi Gras season in Mobile, where my mother is from.

I am thrilled about my new journey here at CPES to serve our students, parents, faculty/staff, and stakeholders. 

Ms. Nakesha Willis, Assistant Principal

Phone: 205-379-2900


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Walter Hampton

Mr. Hampton is a native of Savannah, GA.  He moved to Butler, AL with family as a young child and graduated from Choctaw County High School prior to attending UAB to play football.

He was a two-year letterman at UAB football prior to transferring to Stillman College to graduate in History Education.

Mr. Hampton attending Alabama A&M University to obtain a Master's degree in Educational Leadership with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction Development.

He is married to a fellow educator who is a middle school science teacher and bus driver.

He has been in education for 13 years, six of those being spent inside the classroom.  He has a genuine passion for the teaching and learning process.