Rick Levin 

President of School Board

Jason joined the Hamilton Heights faculty in 2009. He received his B.A. from Bryan College. Jason serves as the Principal and Science Department Head. During his time at Hamilton Heights he has taught all core Science courses, Financial Peace, PE, and Bible History courses. Jason currently teaches Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Financial Peace, and College & Career Prep.

Jason Miller

Principal, Science Department Head

Karen joined the Hamilton Heights faculty in 1998. She has been a faculty member at Hamilton Heights since the founding of the school. Karen received her B.S. in Mathematics from Lee University. She has been teaching in Christian and Private high schools in Chattanooga for 35+ years. She currently teaches Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Statistics, and Pre-Calculus. Karen is also the faculty sponsor for Student Government. 

Karen Reno

Math Department Head 

Mabel joined the Hamilton Heights faculty in 2019.  She is originally from Cuba. She received her B.A. in Socio-Cultural Studies and Teaching Spanish as a Second Language. She received her M.Ed. from the University of Havana. She has taught 11+ years and many different countries, teaching cultural history courses, ESL, and Spanish. Mabel currently teaches World History and Geograph, US History, Spanish 1-2, and ESL courses. 

Mabel Rankin

Cultural and Language Department Head

Elise joined the Hamilton Heights faculty in 2020. She received her B.A. in English from Union University, with a minor in Spanish. Elise has 6+ years experience in teaching English and Spanish to high school and college level students. Elise serves at the English Language Arts Department Head and ESL instructor. 

Elise Galbreath

English Language Arts Department Head

Coach Cook is entering his 1st year as the Head Boys Basketball Coach of the Hawks. Coach Cook earned his B.S. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to entering Hamilton Heights, Coach Cook spent several years coaching as an assistant at Brainerd High School, Chattanooga State Community College and Life University (Marietta, GA). Coach Cook spent 3 years on the summer circuit as the Head Coach of Team NLP-TN, where he led his team to the AAU 17U National Championship in 2017. Coach Cook has helped multiple players receive basketball scholarships to college and is looking forward to doing the same as our head coach.


Stephen Cook

Head Boys Basketball Coach

Tabitha joined the Hamilton Heights faculty in 2019. She is a native of Chattanooga, TN. Tabitha earned her B.S. from Lee University. She taught at Ooltewah Middle School and has been involved in education for over 10 years. Tabitha serves as the Office Administrator at Hamilton Heights, overseeing student services, communication, FACTS/Renweb support, academic records, and administrative support. 

Tabitha Finlay

Office Administrator

Ernie joined the Hamilton Heights faculty in 2014. He earned his Bachelor of Theology degree from the Christian Life School of Theology and worked on Music Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Earnie was the Worship Pastor at City Church for almost 30 years. He is currently the Care Ministries Pastor at City Church, where he has been serving in that role for the last 12 years. Ernie currently teaches Music History and Appreciation at Hamilton Heights. 

Ernie Reno

Music History

Chun Shen



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