Amber Lappin is a captivating and charismatic speaker and writer with nearly 30 years of experience in early childhood development and children’s ministry. She enjoys "small town" Southern California living with her husband Jason (since 1991) and their three grown children.
It could be said that Amber is a closet daredevil who loves roller-coasters and school supplies but never at the same time. Her life on the edge includes being an "Edu-tainer" – Educating others in a way that's both entertaining and informative.
Amber graduated summa cum laude from Hope International University, holds a B.S. in Human Development, and a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University.
Currently, Amber travels around the country speaking and consulting at conferences, meetings, and training sessions for parents, teachers, and churches. She is a faculty member with Mt.San Jacinto Community College's Teacher Education and Developmental Studies (TEDS) department.
Amber also works as a grant program director for two nationally accredited preschools- where she has been on staff in one capacity or another (teacher-curriculum specialist-manager) since 1992. She conducts workshops for Riverside City College's Foster and Kinship Care Education program, and consults with Early Childhood Professionals as well. She previously served over 9 years on staff in the Children's Ministry at a large local church serving 1200 children with 250 volunteers.
Amber has honed her speaking style using humor and real-life examples to be relatable, realistic, and encouraging. She loves traveling and teaching at schools and churches around the country. Amber describes the core of her teaching as, "Changing people's heart perspective- not just what to do, but helping them understand why it's important to make the effort."