Carlton Lampkins earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Daemen College in 1980. As a student, he served as vice president for programming for Student Government, and was a resident assistant and head resident.
Looking back on his college years at Daemen, Lampkin credits the late Dr. Edward McMahon, former chair of the Education Department and advisor to the Class of 1980, with encouraging him to pursue a career in teaching.
“I was well prepared to provide relevant and engaging instruction to students after completing Dr. McMahon’s courses and following his guidance. He was truly an educator’s educator,” said Lampkins, who remained in touch with his former professor throughout his career. “He had a great sense of humor and an undeniable passion for his work.”
After graduating from Daemen, Lampkins went on to receive a master’s degree in administration and supervision from the University of the District of Columbia, and a doctorate in educational administration from Virginia Tech.
Most recently serving as deputy superintendent of the Colonial School District in New Castle, Del., Lampkins has had a successful 36-year career in education. He started his career in the Rochester City School District, where he taught middle and high school science and mathematics, and was also a teacher at the Carol Morgan School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He later held several administrative roles, including high school assistant principal, middle school principal, high school principal, director of school leadership, director of academics, and assistant superintendent.
Lampkins has received many honors and awards during his career, including the Excellence in Education Award from the Carol Morgan School and the 2016 Friend of DASP Award from the Delaware Association of School Psychologists (DASP) in recognition of his advocacy for school-based mental health services.
Continuing to serve as a mentor and tutor to his students, Lampkins has embarked on a new career in voice acting.