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Faculty Profile
Tillman Hamilton ('11)
Foreign Language Teacher, French
Tillman Hamilton graduated from Whitefield Academy in 2011. After attending Wake Forest University and serving in the Faculty Fellows program at Wesleyan School, she returned to Whitefield in 2016 to serve as the Middle School and Upper School French teacher. Hamilton holds a B.A. in English with minors in French and international studies. While in the Faculty Fellows program, she taught third grade and served as a substitute middle school French teacher and coach for the cheerleading, swim, and tennis teams.

On a professional note

Why Whitefield?
I was attracted to Whitefield because of the community at the school. I graduated from Whitefield in 2011, and the teachers and coaches that I had truly affected my faith journey. The way these men and women loved and cared for me both inside and outside of the classroom impacted the way I pursued my own faith. I want to have the opportunity to love on students in the same way. Working at Whitefield will give me the chance to give back to this amazing school and to continue the work that has been going on since I was a student here.

What I love about teaching:
I love what I do because it gives me the opportunity to build relationships with students on a daily basis. I want to help them build confidence in who they are in Christ so that they will be able to go out and encourage others. When they think back on their time at Whitefield, I want students to remember this as a place where they were supported and encouraged. I believe teaching is one of the most important jobs, and I do not take it for granted. I love what I do, and I love coming to work. When you find a job like that, I think you are exactly where God wants you to be.

On a personal note

About my family:
I am the oldest of four girls, all of whom either graduated from Whitefield or attend here now. Catherine (’13) is a senior at Furman, Frances (’14) is a junior at UGA, and Mary Charles (’19) is a sophomore at Whitefield. My parents both grew up in Atlanta and still live here as well.

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia