Teresa Sappington Lampe is the STEM Coordinator for the Lamar County School District
in Purvis, MS. Lampe wrote the grant for and oversees the 21st Century Community Learning Center program which provides afterschool tutoring, STEM, and makerspace programming in five middle school libraries. She also trains and oversees the implementation of Project Lead the Way Launch and Picture-Perfect STEM in K-5 classrooms. She additionally serves as the 3-8th grade science curriculum coach.
Lampe previously taught Engineering and Robotics at the Lamar County Center for Technical Education (LCCTE) in Purvis, MS. She was also a science teacher at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, MS; Sturgis High School in Sturgis, MS; and Brookhaven High School in Brookhaven, MS. Her science teaching experience includes physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, engineering and research. Additionally, Lampe served as the Outreach Coordinator for the College of Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU).
Lampe served in the U. S. House of Representatives, Congressional Maker Caucus as a 2015-2016 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. Lampe achieved National Board Certification in 2008 and renewal in 2018. She earned a Masters in Science Education and a Bachelors in Chemistry-Physics Education from Mississippi State University.
Lampe has extensive experience training teachers and students in robotics, CAD (Solidworks and Tinkercad), 3D printing, laser engraving, microelectronics, robotics, and CNC machining.
Lampe serves her local maker community as the Chairperson of the Hattiesburg (MS) Maker
Faire Committee and President of Hub City Makers.