toya hampton

Staff Attorney Toya Hampton

Hampton is a former member of the CCSD Board of Trustees and has served as CCSD’s Director of Achieve Charleston since March 2023.

She came to Charleston from Seattle in 1995 by way of Americorps National Civilian Community Corps (Americorps NCCC). Americorps NCCC, a domestic service program for 18–24-year-olds similar to the Peace Corps, hired her as a team leader after college and before she attended law school. In addition to her time spent in Americorps, She has been part of the Liberty Fellowship, a South Carolina statewide leadership and service network, since 2006. However, it’s her service on the Charleston County School Board as a Trustee from 2006 to 2012 that has garnered her significant attention. During her six years on the board including serving as chair in 2009, she dedicated her efforts to improving the public school system and lent her support for the construction of numerous new school buildings.

She  is an accomplished lawyer, and has practiced in the state of South Carolina for 23 years. In addition to having served on several local and state boards such as the City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review, South Carolina Women Lawyers Board of Directors, Synovus Bank Board of Directors, and Wings for Kids Board of Directors, she has also spent some of her professional time at the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) as the SCSBA Director of Policy and Legal Services. She holds a degree in Communications from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. She is a member of several associations, including the South Carolina Bar Association and the Charleston County Bar Association.