FHSD names Dr. Kenneth Roumpos as Superintendent
The Francis Howell School District announced today that Dr. Kenneth Roumpos will serve as its next Superintendent of Schools. Roumpos has served as the District’s interim superintendent since July 1, 2022 and as deputy superintendent for two years prior. In a special meeting last week, the Board voted unanimously to offer Roumpos a three-year superintendent contract, which will officially begin July 1, 2023 when his current contract expires.
“The Board is confident that Dr. Roumpos will provide the leadership necessary to fulfill the District’s mission, solidifying FHSD’s spot among the top school districts in the state as we continue to deliver a high quality, future-focused education,” said Board President Mary Lange. “We have been impressed with the vision, initiative, engagement and responsiveness demonstrated by Dr. Roumpos over the last two years and we are thrilled that he will continue to lead our District in the future.”
Roumpos said he is “humbled and honored” to serve the Francis Howell community in a more permanent capacity and looks forward to ensuring all stakeholders have a voice in the District’s work.
“I have enjoyed meeting with students, staff, business leaders and community members over the past few months and listening to their ideas and hopes for the District,” he said. “Together, we will write a new chapter for FHSD and focus on what matters most - preparing students for a dynamic future that may look very different from today, recruiting high quality teachers and support staff, exercising fiscal responsibility, and strengthening relationships within the District and the broader community.”
Roumpos has dedicated his career to public education, serving more than 18 years in teaching and administrative roles at several St. Louis-area districts. He joined the Francis Howell School District as deputy superintendent at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in July 2020 and helped keep doors open for in-person learning.
Prior to joining FHSD, Roumpos was the assistant superintendent for human resources and leadership development at Ritenour School District from 2016-2020. He spent a total of nine years as a middle school principal, serving first as assistant principal (2007-2009) and then head principal of Ritenour Middle School (2009-2016). Roumpos also worked in the St. Louis Public Schools system as assistant principal of the Shaw Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School. He began his career in education as a teacher and spent five years in the classroom in Mehlville and St. Louis Public School District.
Roumpos holds a doctorate in educational leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Saint Louis University, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from MacMurray College. His board and volunteer service includes Central 104 School District Board of Education, MacMurray College Board of Trustees, Construction Career Development Initiative and MacMurray Foundation.