Theresa Hamilton

Chief Academic Officer, Tangipahoa Parish School System, Louisiana

Theresa Hamilton is the chief academic officer for the Tangipahoa Parish School System, a rural district of 33 schools in southeast Louisiana. She oversees several departments, including Special Education, Educational Technology, Federal Programs, and K-12 Curriculum & Instruction. Hamilton has worked to create a school network support structure, develop the TPSS Framework for Learning, initiate the District Advisory Team, and organize leadership development opportunities for faculty. 

Hamilton has completed coursework for a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Louisiana Tech University. She earned her master's degree in school administration and plus 30 from Northwestern State University and a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Southern University in Baton Rouge. Hamilton has served as a teacher, principal, federal programs supervisor, and chief desegregation officer. She is a member of the inaugural cohort of the Louisiana Department of Education's Executive Leadership Academy.      

 Theresa  Hamilton

Why are you passionate about working at NIET? 

I am passionate about working for NIET because of its mission of ensuring that a highly skilled teacher is in every classroom. I value and know the impact of caring and motivated teachers in a child's life.

Who is your favorite teacher?

My favorite teacher was Mrs. VanBuren who was my first-grade teacher and made me believe I could do and be anything.

What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy retail therapy in my free time. I love finding bargains and sharing my finds with family and friends.