Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. L. Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton holds an undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology, a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education, and a  Master of Science in Special Education from Molloy University. Additionally, she holds a Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership from St. John's University. Dr. Hamilton also received an Advanced Certificate in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion from Adelphi University. Her research into the underrepresentation of African American students in gifted programs and early identification of giftedness in young learners has already garnered the attention of several significant educational think tanks and school reform leaders. 

Dr. Hamilton has ample experience as a highly effective veteran classroom educator, early childhood specialist, teacher mentor, and interventionist. Her firm belief is that meaningful, early learning experiences deepen children's desire to learn and be curious about the world. In addition, she provides professional development training to teachers, parents, and community members, emphasizing fostering and nurturing creativity in young learners. The social and emotional health of the child is of primary importance in developing a strong self-image as a knowledgeable and caring human being. This connection is essential to a child's development and supports further learning.

Overwhelmingly devoted to community-based causes, Dr. Hamilton is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., The Links Inc., The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, New York Association for the Education of Young Children, and the National Association for Gifted Education. Dr. Hamilton was presented with the Education Award from the NAACP for her outstanding commitment to her students and community. 

"Service is the rent we pay for living on this earth, for being. It is the very purpose of life." -Dr. Marian Wright Edelman