Before coming to UNM in 2013, I taught at universities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, and Pennsylvania. I have been teaching for over twenty years and still love it as much today as I did the first day I started teaching in 1990.
Prior to entering the education profession, I worked 9 years at a "Kroger Sav-On" grocery store in North Carolina. My experiences working in retail taught me a great deal about patience.
As for my teaching experience, I was an elementary teacher in Wilmington, North Carolina, where I taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. After leaving the elementary education profession, I became a professor of early childhood/elementary education.
I received my B.A. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a M.A. degree in Educational Leadership from New Mexico State University, and received my Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.
Having only taught primarily in the South prior to 2009, it has been an adjustment living in NM. I love living here and am so very proud to call Gallup my home!
- Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2001, Elementary Education.
- M.A., New Mexico State University, 2016, Educational Leadership
- M.Ed., University of North Carolina - Wilmington, 1995, Elementary Education
- B.A., University of North Carolina - Wilmington, 1990, Elementary Education
- ECME 111 - Family and Community Collaborations
- ECME 115 - Guiding of Young Children
- ECME 117 - Curriculum and Development through Play: Birth through Age 4
- ECME 117L - Practicum for Curriculum and Development through Play: Birth through Age 4
- ECME 202 - Introduction to Reading and Literacy Development
- ECME 217 - Curriculum Development and Implementation - Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3
- ECME 217L - Practicum for Curriculum Development and Implementation - Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3
- ECME 220 - Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs
- ECME 230 - Professionalism
- EDUC 293 - Individuals with Exceptionalities
- EDUC 453 - The Science Program in the Elementary School
Over 50 courses, Including Early Childhood Foundations, Elementary Math, Science, and Social Studies Methods, Introduction to Education, Introduction to the University Experience, Assessment, Research, Children's Literature, Educational Technology, and Student Teacher Supervision.
- Gambill, L. (June, 2017). School the Professor. Eighth American/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference. Flagstaff, AZ
- Gambill, L. (March, 2017). Social Justice: Defined, Discussed, and Debated. Presented at the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs. San Francisco, CA.
- Gambill, L. (March, 2015). Tools and Thoughts for Building Dual Credit Opportunities. Presented at the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs. Boston, MA
- Gambill, L. & Den Bleyker (March, 2014). Tools for Success. Presented at the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs. Anaheim, CA
- Ribble, C. & Gambill, L. (May, 2012). Co-teacher's Guide to Integrating Math and Literacy Instruction. Presented at the Bloomsburg University's Literacy and Learning Conference. Bloomsburg, PA
- Gambill, L. & Floyd, J. (April, 2012). Teaching Math Concepts through Children's Literature to Students with Disabilities and Diverse Needs in Inclusive and Resource Settings. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children's Conference. Denver, CO.
- Gambill, L. & Ribble, C. (March, 2012). Beyond the Textbooks: Activities for Teaching Social Studies. Presented at the New York Council for the Social Studies Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY
- Mory, E.H., Gambill, L., & Browning, J.B. (March, 1998). Instruction of the Web: The On-Line Student's Perspective. Paper presented at the annual Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference. Washington, D.C.
- Floyd, J., Ribble, C., & Gambill, L. (August, 2011). Math to Go: Instructional Activities Incorporating Children's Literature for Students with Disabilities in Inclusive and Resource Settings. Presented at the Endless Mountains Writing Project. Mansfield, PA
- Gambill, L. (October, 2007). Cyber-bullying: From the Playground to Cyberspace. Presented at the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association Conference. Granbury, TX
- Golden, F., Gambill, L.E., & Hanna, D. (October, 2006). Stories of Rural Students: Autobiographical Writings and Digital Stories. Presented at the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association Conference. Granbury, TX
- Gambill, L. (October, 2003). Discovery and Development of WebQuests. Workshop presented at the Effective Schools Technology Conference. Stephenville, Texas.
- Gambill, L. & Mory, E.H. (March, 1998). How do Student Teacher Interns use Prior Technology Training? Presented at the annual Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference. Washington, D.C.
- Gambill, L.(1997, October). Bringing the Internet into the Classroom. Workshop presented at the Coastal Education Technology Conference, Wilmington, North Carolina
- Gambill, L.(1997, October). Surfing 101 - Introduction to the Internet. Workshop presented at the Coastal Education Technology Conference, Wilmington, North Carolina
- 2012 - Outstanding Senior Mentor Award