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Frank Lamping (NV '93)


At the time of the Award, Frank Lamping was:

Thurman White Middle School
Henderson, NV

Biographical Information

Best known for introducing the middle school concept to the Clark County School District, Frank Lamping retired in 1994, after 40 years as an educator. Five years later, the Clark County School District named an elementary school after him, in recognition of his many years as a principal and special education teacher in the district. Lamping opened two new schools during his career: Kenny C. Guinn Junior High School, which was the first school in Nevada to receive the President's Excellence in Education Award from the U.S. Department of Education, and Thurman White Middle School, where he served as principal until his retirement. Under his leadership, Lyal Burkholder Middle School was named an Outstanding School on three separate occasions by the Nevada State Department of Education. Recipient of a Profiles in Excellence Award from the American School Board Association for parental involvement through technology, Lamping is also an inductee in the Clark County School District's Education Hall of Fame.

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Memoriam: Nevada Educator Frank Lamping Passes Away

Frank Lamping In The News

Lamping Elementary namesake served as educator, administrator
Las Vegas Review-Journal  |  Jul 01, 2013  |  Las Vegas, NV

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1958 Slippery Rock University, B.A.