Buffy Hamilton


I am an 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Chestatee Academy in Gainesville, Georgia with 27 years of experience in public education; I am passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences for learners of all ages. My interests include literacy learning experiences, participatory learning and culture, ethnographic studies, and writing literacies. I especially love writing instruction and embrace a studio/workshop approach to teaching literacy skills with young people.

In addition, I’m a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker who loves dogs, shopping, running, music, and poetry. In addition to blogging here, I have previously blogged for DMLcentral.

My career path began with 20 years of service to the Cherokee County School District as an English teacher, technology specialist, and school librarian. I moved to Cleveland, Ohio in January 2013 to serve as the Learning Strategist for the Cleveland Public Library. When my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in late June 2013, I returned home to Georgia and resumed my career in Georgia public schools. Since 2013, I’ve served as a media specialist at Norcross High and Chattahoochee High, an 11th and 12th Language Arts teacher at Lanier High, and a Title I Writing teacher at Chestatee Academy. My heart truly lies in being a literacy educator and working in the classroom with students.

Where to find Buffy Hamilton online


Poems From Quaranteens---An Anthology of Poetry From Buffy Hamilton's 8th Grade Writers During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Price: Free! Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2020. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
A collection of original poems by Buffy Hamilton's 8th grade Language Arts students written during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Passages of Promise
Price: Free! Words: 40,960. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
This anthology is a collection of original writing by the SOAR Creative Writers of Chesatee Academy in the War Eagle Writing Studio, Spring 2017.
Twelve Worlds, One Book
Price: Free! Words: 40,530. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
This eBook is a collection of original student writing crafted by Ms. Amy Balogh's ESOL students at Chattahoochee High School during 2015-2016. This anthology reflects students' efforts in a yearlong writer's workshop integrated into their course. Genres include essays, poetry, short stories, microfiction, plays, memoirs, monologues, and speeches.

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