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Hamilton, Ron

Middle School Division Director


Hamilton, Ron

Middle School Division Director

M.Ed., Leadership and Curriculum Development, CDE Administrator’s License, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

M.A., Literature, Composition and Rhetoric (coursework/thesis exclusion), University of Denver

B.A., Humanities, Literature and Linguistics, Fort Lewis College

What would people be surprised to learn about you?
That I like to build things and work on engines.

If you were a superhero, what powers would you have and why?

The ability to inspire young people and convince them to have confidence.

What is your favorite memory at CSS?

My daughter's graduation in 2016 and telling stories to children in my wife's classes for many years.

What is one thing you've learned from students?

That every day is a new day with a new opportunity to be the person you want to be.

What did you want to be growing up?

An actor.

What draws you to working with students?

The ability to see their growth and development in real-time.

What is one thing you enjoy about CSS and why?

I enjoy the dedication that families, students, and our faculty and staff have for learning and growing.

What is your favorite spot in the world and why?

My campsite; every time we get away and play with our family.

Ron is an inveterate resident of the west side of Colorado Springs. A graduate of Manitou Springs High School, Ron began his career teaching college freshmen writing and rhetoric at the University of Denver. He has been supporting young people in our area as a 6th-12th grade English and technology teacher, an International Baccalaureate program coordinator, and a school leader for the past 26 years. Ron's story with CSS began as part of a teenage crew operating a giant dragon puppet in a movie shot on campus in the 1980s. He has also officiated weddings on the patio of the Trianon and is married to Mrs. Julie Hamilton, who taught in the Children's School for many years. His daughter, Estella, is a 2016 graduate of CSS, and his daughter, Amelia, attended the Children’s and Middle Schools at CSS. When he's not hiking with his son, Jack, and his dog, Juno, Ron enjoys gardening, snowmobiling and listening to live music.