Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. L. Hamilton


Ms. Hamilton holds an undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Molloy College and a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She is currently in her final year as a Doctor of Education candidate in Instructional Leadership at St. John's University. Her research in 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. As an additional step to improve the conditions of her community, Ms. Hamilton received an Advanced Certificate in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion from Adelphi University.

Ms. Hamilton has ample experience as a highly effective veteran classroom educator, early childhood specialist, and teacher mentor. 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, Ms. 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.

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