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Our Principal


Adam Hampton joined Owens Cross Roads School in 2017, following three years of service as Assistant Principal at New Hope School. His career began at Guntersville Middle School, where he taught 6th and 8th grades for five years before being named an Assistant Principal of Albertville Primary School. Before joining OCRS, Mr. Hampton coached football, basketball and was FCA sponsor at Guntersville Middle. He was also a trained instructor with Managing Crisis Safely with Albertville City Schools.


Mr. Hampton grew up in Owens Cross Roads and was a pupil at our wonderful school and then graduated from New Hope High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Athens State University in Secondary Education with a specialization in Social Sciences. Mr. Hampton earned his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama in 2011.


Mr. Hampton views a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and students. He believes partnerships with parents and community partners are essential to enriching the experience at Owens Cross Roads Elementary.


During his free time, Mr. Hampton enjoys spending time with his wonderful family. He has been happily married for 12 years to his wonderful wife Josie. They have two children. Cade is a student at OCRS and Lucy is looking forward to joining us soon. He enjoys attending church and Alabama football and likes to golf, hunt and fish from time to time.



Assistant Principal Leslie Cross


Becoming the Assistant Principal at Owens Cross Roads School is a dream come true. I am a product of a county school system and am very proud to be “paying back” to our young people, their parents and the community.


This is my second career, my first being a stay-at-home mom caring for my family. I began teaching 4-yr, Pre-k and loved it. I could no longer ignore my calling as an educator and returned to school to pursue my Master's Degree in Education. I taught fourteen years at New Market School. Math, Science and History were my content areas. I expanded my sphere of influence and became an  Instructional Coach at Madison County Elementary School. I love learning and recently finished my Administrative Certificate from Samford University.


I am the wife of Sammy Cross, the mother of five children and grandmother to four, beautiful grandchildren. My goal in life is to be a life long learner and instill in others a love of learning.