Samantha joined Five Oaks Academy in 2017 and serves as a Co-Lead Middle School Program Directress. Samantha earned a B.S. in Secondary English Education from the University of WI-Milwaukee (graduated magna cum laude), has 15 years of Middle School teaching experience, and was the 6th-grade department lead at her former school. Samantha holds Middle and Secondary Certifications in English and Social Studies. Samantha also earned a Master’s Degree in Global Studies and World Religions from Alverno College, Milwaukee. Her work has focused on personalized instruction which makes Samantha a perfect candidate for Montessori philosophy. She is affiliated with the South Carolina Montessori Alliance (SCMA) and the American Montessori Society (AMS). Samantha has two young Montessori students at Five Oaks Academy.