“I am Hamilton” launches with Hixson alum Mayor Jim Coppinger
Posted on 10/02/2018
Mayor Jim Coppinger“We are Hamilton” has been heard and seen a lot in the past year as the school district encouraged the community to understand that the schools are our schools in Chattanooga and Hamilton County. The Hamilton County school district is teachers, staff, children, parents and the community all coming together to provide opportunities today that will lead to brighter possibilities for tomorrow.

Collectively, we are Hamilton, but it is each individual taking “We are Hamilton” to heart and contributing to opportunities for children that is making a difference in our schools. Hamilton County Schools is a teacher connecting a child to knowledge, a parent partnering with the school to get a child to the classroom ready to learn, or a community member taking the time to volunteer in our schools. Each plays a vital role in providing possibilities for tomorrow.

“I am Hamilton” will spotlight the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers and community members in providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families, and the community.

Today, “I am Hamilton” spotlights Hixson High Class of 1973 alum Jim Coppinger, mayor of Hamilton County. Mayor Coppinger grew up in Hamilton County and learned life skills at Hixson High that helped him to become successful. He played quarterback on the Hixson football team and learned the value of teamwork. “I learned what success you have is the result of the people around you,” said Mayor Coppinger.

The mayor views the primary responsibility of County Government as supporting our schools. “The most important issue we have is getting our resources into the classroom to give our students an opportunity for success,” Mayor Coppinger said.

View the video “I am Hamilton” featuring Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger. Click on the photo or one of the video links to watch the video.

Video Links to “I am Hamilton”

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=cFHhNBHv480

Google: https://drive.google.com/a/hcde.org/file/d/1B_5HhY7RX3AtmzPXkmaj1g8tUIinpBLn/view?usp=sharing