Meet the APS Teacher of the Year: Brown Middle School’s Belita Hamilton

Belita Hamilton
Joseph E. Brown Middle School
Donell Underdue Jr., Principal
Dr. Sharon Davis Williams, Executive Director, SRT-1
Belita Hamilton is a native of Atlanta. After graduating from Fickett Elementary School, Bunche Middle School, and Mays High School, she decided that her goal in life was to become an athletic trainer. This led her to pursue a bachelor of science in education with an emphasis in sports medicine from the University of Georgia. After working with college football and basketball teams, Hamilton began tutoring with the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation. After some self-reflection, she decided to pursue her new found love for teaching. Hamilton attended Brenau University, where she became certified in the field of mathematics and science. In 2003, she became a faculty member of Brown Middle School. Since that time, Hamilton has earned a master’s degree in technology integration from NOVA Southeastern University and is currently pursuing an educational doctorate in teacher leadership from Walden University. (Watch her acceptance speech as Middle School Teacher of the Year here.)

Outside the classroom, Hamilton coaches the Brown Middle School cheerleaders. Inside the classroom, she believes that her greatest accomplishment as a teacher is her ability to meet the diverse academic needs of her students. By setting high standards, expecting the best, and setting an atmosphere of mutual respect, Hamilton’s students know that she believes in them. In return, they believe in themselves. She strives to ensure that she utilizes every moment of her teaching career to help the future generation “get it right for life.”

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  1. Autumn Gabriel

    Congrats Ms. Hamilton! You are an awesome Mathematics teacher. Angel has learned so much from you in the two years that she has been at Brown.

  2. Peter Samuelson

    Such a beautiful articulation of the calling to be a teacher. There is no greater calling! Ms. Hamilton is a great example of someone who uses her gifts to make our world better. Congratulations!

  3. T. Renee Crutcher

    Imagine every school and every child encountering a Fundi like Belita Hamilton. What a difference it would make for that child and the world community. Congratulations to the Master Teacher!! Surely deserved!!! We are so proud of you! Ruth and T. Renee Crutcher

  4. Chadwick Robinson

    CONGRATULATIONS HAMILTON!!!! You truly deserve this honor. As your former team member, I witnessed your dedication of educating and caring for your students at Brown. You are definitely a true inspiration.

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