Lisaann Hampton holds a Kentucky license in secondary science education, certified 7 – 12 Science with 9 – 12 Biology and 9 – 12 Environmental Education endorsement. Her initial degree in Zoology is from University of Kentucky with licensure and Masters of Arts from Northern Kentucky University. Beginning her teaching career in high school science, she taught Biology and Integrated Science. Along with these courses, she developed and implemented a Marine Biology course and was the District STLP sponsor. During this time, she initiated an Aquatic Biology Club and received a large grant from Apple Computers to implement wireless technology in the field work of her students. She has also taught middle school science and courses at University of Cincinnati while completing her coursework for an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction, Aquatic Environmental Science focus. Currently, Lisaann teaches secondary science using both voice and ASL at Kentucky School for the Deaf. At KSD, she began two courses in collaboration with the Agriculture instructor, Aquaculture, AquaPonics and AgriScience, both receiving grants to assist in the care and production of 2,000 gallons of Koi, Tilapia and Red Clawed crayfish. Highly involved with the FFA program, she and the agriculture instructor have been offered 50 acres of KSD’s 100+ acre campus to assist in the development of the KSD Student Farm. Currently, Lisaann has set her sight on becoming a National Board Certified instructor and finishing her dissertation with University of Kentucky, PhD STEM Education
The philosophy I hold true as an educator relates to the theorists, Maria Montessori and Lev Semionovich Vygotsky. As an educator it is my intention to develop pedagogy that allows the students to learn as a natural process by the experiences both in and out of the classroom. I believe that multi-level grouping for peers to teach one another best serve the sociocultural aspect of my classroom. Accomplishment of tasks with the mentorship of peers allows for these students to gain experience for independent learning. I believe, as stated by Maria Montessori, “the greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, the children are now working as if I did not exist.” I would be honored to continue my work as an NMLSTA Board Member, and assist in serving the needs of Hearing, Deaf, Hard of Hearing students.