Heather Rampton – Board Member

Name While In School: Heather Rampton
Pronouns: She/Her
Graduation Year: 1999
Major: Band & Photography
Current Town of Residence: Las Vegas
Occupation: Video Production Teacher
Extracurricular activities while a student at LVA: Steel Drum Band, Percussion Ensemble, Photography Club, National Honor Society
Hobbies & Interests: Playing Drums, Film Festivals, Disney Parks, Kayaking
Things I’m good at: Trivia Nights, Playing Drums, running a rock and roll camp for girls
Brief Bio: Heather Rampton was born and raised in Las Vegas. She graduated from Las Vegas Academy and went to Brigham Young University in Utah. She has an B.F.A. degree in Music Performance (Percussion emphasis) and Media Arts, with an emphasis in Documentary Film Production. Before becoming a teacher, Heather worked professionally in sports broadcasting and news production. Heather wanted to return to Las Vegas, and went back to school to earn a M.Ed. degree from UNLV in Curriculum, and also participated in professional development and fellowships at Columbia University, New York University, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Heather Rampton was honored with a Heart of Education Award from the Smith Center and Rogers Foundation in 2019. In 2010, Heather was named the Nevada History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute for teaching American History. She was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2006 by the Southern Nevada Council for Social Studies. She has presented at conferences such as the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE), National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) and Computer-Using Educators (CUE). In 2009, Heather Rampton founded Girls Rock Vegas,a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls through music creation and performance (http://www.girlsrockvegas.org).
Skills that being a part of the LVA community gave me: Artistic competence and appreciation