Dr. Fran Hamilton

Assistant professor, CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION


Mrs. Fran Hamilton's Curriculum Vitae


  • Ed.D., Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement, Middle Tennessee State University, 2016
  • Ed.S., Curriculum and Instruction, Middle Tennessee State University, 2013
  • M.A., Administration and Supervision, Tennessee State University, 2008
  • B.S., Education, Athens State University, 1999


  • 402 Elementary K-8 DOE 8/31/2022 (Tennessee)
  • 497 PreK-4 DOE 8/31/2022 (Tennessee)
  • Highly Qualified in Middle School Science (Tennessee)
  • ILL-B Beginning Administrator DOE 8/31/2020 (Tennessee)

Classes Taught


  • Tennessee Educators of Aquatic and Marine Science (TEAMS)
  • Tennessee Earth Science Teachers (TEST)
  • Tennessee Science Teachers Association (TSTA)
  • National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Tennessee Academy of Science (TAS)
  • Geological Society of America (GSA)
  • Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Honors and Awards

  • National Association of GeoScience Teachers, Tennessee Outstanding Earth Science Teacher
  • Tennessee Science Teachers Association Teacher of the Year Grades 5-8
  • Blanche School Teacher of the Year
  • Lincoln County Middle School Teacher of the Year
  • Lincoln County Distinguished Classroom Educator (all grades)
  • Oceans Alive (took 3 students to sea-one of 8 teachers selected in the nation)
  • Sea Scholar (one of 13 chosen nation-wide to go to sea)
  • One of 25 selected to travel to Biloxi, Mississippi for water studies
  • Provider of the Quarter (for preschool program in Augsburg, Germany)
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Apple for the Teacher Award Nominee

Selected Publications

  • Hamilton, F. & Royle, P. (2009). Teaching Evolution, 84(1-2), 13-35. Abstract retrieved from Abstracts in Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science.
  • Hamilton, F. (2007). The Evolution of a Teacher's Teaching of Evolution, https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2007SE/finalprogram/abstract_119288.htm (Accession No. 119288).
  • Crews, L., Gibson, M. & Hamilton, F. (2007). Infusion of Integrated Earth and Planetary Science Activities Into Middle School Curricula: A Selection of the Best Practices From the IMEGS Program, https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2007se/finalprogram/abstract_119140.htm (accession no. 119288).
  • Vinson, B.M. (2004). Mathematics in the Preschool and Primary Grades. Colorado Springs, CO: Innovative Learning Concepts, Inc. Contributed Chapter 9 Measurement.