Shayla Hamilton
Accounting and Finance Senior Manager

Serving as the Accounting & Finance Senior Manager, Shayla supports Education First’s leadership by managing all accounting operations, financial reporting and entity compliance. She leads the reporting, maintenance, and adoption of our financial software, Sage Intacct, supporting tech-enabled workflows and driving more operational automation. Shayla is an experienced financial leader with a demonstrated history of working across various industries and functions of finance.

Shayla has a passion for educational growth, development, and excellence. She is a mentor to high school and college students and equips them to excel in the areas of personal finance, financial aid planning, resume writing, and more. The opportunity to merge her passion and expertise is one reason Shayla is excited about her future with Education First.

When Shayla isn’t working, she can be found volunteering with one of many local organizations, baking, singing, or spending time with her daughter, Raven. Shayla has an MBA from Tarleton State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration & Finance from Clark Atlanta University.

Shayla's expertise

  • Getting Stuff Done
  • Professional Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Training & Development

Volunteer/Civic Affiliations

  • Chief Financial Officer – Born2BFree Youth Advocacy Group
  • Financial Secretary – Gamma Phi Delta Sorority Inc. – Delta Phi Chapter
  • Treasurer – The Lighthouse Crisis Center
  • Director of Volunteer Development – Grace Community Church North Dallas

Shayla likes


  • Baking …my happy place!

  • Daughter Raven, aspiring actress/model. I serve as her momager!