Regina Carr-Hope is a native of Ensley, Alabama and a graduate of Western Olin- High School in 1968. After serving thirteen years as a probation officer, Mrs. Hope received her Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Alabama State University. Inspired by her passion to create strong academic learning environments for children, she pursued a career in Educational Leadership. Having this endorsement allowed her to create learning communities that fostered academic excellence. She accepted her 1st Assistant Principal position at Parker High School.
After serving as Assistant Principal for four years, she was promoted to principal of Glen Middle School until accepting being promoted to her current position as principal of Wenonah High School. Mrs. Hope love for children and social equality is her driving force to turn the school around. In 2002, Mrs. Hope was recognized as one of the Birmingham's Top 40 Influential Women. In addition to being a dynamic administrator, she also has a tremendous heart for community service and philanthropy. Mrs. Hope understands that we must produce citizens that are willing to rebuild their communities.
Over the years, Mrs. Hope has inspired students to pursue academic excellence. In 2010, the school began offering AP courses in an effort to engage higher level learners. Mrs. Hope inspired students, teachers, parents, and the community by transforming Wenonah High School into an institution where parents and community leaders are actively involved in the learning process. Mrs. Hope truly embodies qualities that all administrators should desire to emulate.