Felicia Hinton-Causey


Felicia Hinton-Causey Ms. Hinton-Causey is the youngest of six children. Born and reared in Mississippi, she has been in education for more than 28 years in California, Mississippi and Arizona, where she has served as a classroom teacher, basketball coach, volleyball coach and adult educator. In 1993, she returned to her home school district in Hollandale, Mississippi, where she helped to implement a successful academic/social mentoring program in which high school students served as academic mentors to elementary students, while community members served as social mentors to the high school student mentors. When budget cuts phased out the mentoring program, she went into the classroom to teach sixth-grade math and social studies and serve as an assistant coach in high school girls’ basketball. In 2003, Ms. Hinton-Causey returned to Arizona to teach in the Peoria Unified School District and coach boys’ and girls’ middle school basketball. In 2007, she made a bold career move to work with the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, where she taught math to adjudicated youth in grades 6 through 12. In 2016, she joined the Bureau of Indian Education at Santa Rosa Day School on the Tohono O’odham Reservation in Arizona, where she serves as a seventh-grade teacher, basketball coach, on the school’s leadership team and several other committees.