Rita Choat


OCCUPATION: Retired Teacher 30 yrs of service

FAMILY: Married to Tim Choat; 2 children: Derek Choat, Olney, TX; Deidre Brown, Sahuarita, AZ

HOBBIES: FUMC-Graham Celestial Bells; Pianist @ FUMC-Newcastle

Activities: Olney Hamilton Hospital Auxiliary secretary; Amity Club of Olney- Vice Pres.; Olney Area Retired School Personnel; Ft. Belknap Water Service Corp – Director; CEIC member of Newcastle ISD; mentor of students in Olney Elementary School and Newcastle ISD

As a Board Member…
As a teacher of many years under the administration of boards, I feel it is a very important job serving as a board member. I come with an open mind, listening ears, and a compassionate heart, in keeping with what is BEST for everyone, not just a few. I look about the room of board members having great respect for them. Many of which I have ‘known’ for years, but never dreamed of serving with them as an elected representative on such an important board as the Olney Hamilton Hospital Board. I trust them completely. I look forward to serving many more years.

About Me…
My Life: I was born in Chillicothe, TX and raised in Vernon, TX. I graduated from Vernon High School in ’75; Vernon Regional Jr. College in ’77; and Midwestern State University in ’79. I began my teaching career in Newcastle in 1980 and ended my career in Newcastle in the Spring semester of 2012…30 years of service.

Childhood Ambition…My childhood ambition was to be a wife, mother, and school teacher.