Samantha is originally from Toronto, Canada and moved to New York with her husband in 2010. She is extremely passionate about bilingual education, having spent her whole educational life in the bilingual world, first as a student in a dual language school and then as a teacher. Samantha completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s Degree in Primary/Junior Education from D’Youville College, in Buffalo, New York. She also completed additional certifications in Special Education, Guidance and Reading.
Samantha worked for four years in Toronto teaching English, French and Special Education for Grades 2-6, as well as running an after-school sports program in various public schools. Upon moving to Manhattan, Samantha taught Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade in a bilingual charter school, before joining the staff at The École as the English Nursery teacher in 2011. After returning from maternity leave in 2013, Samantha worked as the 1st and 2nd Grade English teacher, and then returned in 2014 to work in the Maternelle. Samantha loves spending time with her family and having adventures together while exploring the world.