Deborah J. Rampulla was honored as the 32nd Annual Teacher of the Year for Milton High School at an awards ceremony at Ira Allen Chapel on the University of Vermont campus Oct. 17. Rampulla, a special educator at Milton High School since 2000, was selected from 70 of her peers.
Rampulla is a talented advocate and educator. She uses her knowledge of technology integration interfaced with instructional differentiation to meet the needs of all students. She is a highly successful co-teacher due to her commitment to collaboration with her teaching team. Her instruction is “completely seamless” with the general education teacher. Rampulla extends herself far beyond the regular duties of a special educator in order to acquire the absolute best services for all students.
Rampulla received her BA in Education & Psychology at Castleton Sate College in 2000 and received her Master of Arts in 2008 from Johnston State College. She accomplished all this while working full time and raising a family. Rampulla is currently working on her Master’s Plus.
A native Vermonter, Rampulla was born in Middlebury. She lives in Shelburne with her husband of 17 years and two children, Nicholas, 10, and Brenna, 8 years old.