Meet Dr. Choquette Hamilton

Choquette Hamilton is a life-long advocate for social justice and educational equity. Prior to founding RISE Child Development Center, Inc., Dr. Hamilton served as Chief Operating Officer for KIPP Austin Public Schools (KAPS) and Managing Director of Culture, Diversity and Organizational Effectiveness when KAPS joined Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas to form KIPP Texas Public Schools (KTPS) in 2018. In this role, Dr. Hamilton develops long-term strategies and key initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as a culture of excellence and high levels of employee engagement.

Prior to joining KIPP, Dr. Hamilton served as the Vice President of Operations for the Austin Area Urban League (AAUL) and in various capacities at the University of Texas at Austin.

Most proudly, Dr. Hamilton taught 7th grade Language Arts and Social Studies as a Teach for America corps member in Philadelphia. Dr. Hamilton holds a B.A. in Sociology/African American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, a Masters of Elementary Education from St. Joseph’s University, a Masters of Governmental Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Educational Policy and Planning from the University of Texas at Austin.

In her spare time, Dr. Hamilton likes to hang out with her family.