August Hamilton

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Principal, Education Initiatives, ICAID-TX

Educational Leadership & Policy

August Hamilton currently serves as the Principal for Educational Initiatives at ICAID-TX, a real estate advisory firm focused on developing public-private partnerships that expand the stock of affordable housing across the state of Texas, Specifically, August's focus leads the education portfolio, working with school districts to expand the stock of high-quality affordable housing opportunities for teachers and district staff, as well as supporting the financing of early childhood facilities in high-need areas.

Prior to this position, Hamilton served as the Chief of Staff in Houston ISD. In this role, he was responsible for managing and monitoring day-to-day operations across the Office of the Superintendent, and Cabinet, aligning the district's senior leadership team and ensuring coherence across the district’s priorities and strategies. In addition, as Chief of Staff, he had direct supervisory responsibilities over several departments, including: Family and Community Engagement, Government Relations, Board Services, and Special Projects.

Hamilton began his career as a Teach for America Corps member, teaching sixth-grade math at Stevenson Middle School, where he was selected as HAASBE Teacher of the Year in 2013. While teaching, he was a co-founder of the EMERGE Fellowship, a nationally acclaimed program that has helped thousands of low-income students attend and graduate from the nation’s top colleges and universities. He has held various leadership positions throughout his tenure in HISD, including instructional specialist, Director of the Office of School Support and General Manager of Strategy and Innovation. In 2020, he was awarded the “Champion of Education” Award by Teach for America. Hamilton graduated from Princeton University and holds an MBA from Rice University.