• My Background: 

       I graduated from State High in 2001 and I am also a lifelong resident of the State College community.  I went to Penn State after high school and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management in 2006.   I worked in the hospitality industry for a year before moving back to State College to work for a local development and alumni relations firm. 

       In 2009, I decided to pursue my dream of being a Social Studies teacher. I completed my student teaching at Phillipsburg-Osceola Senior High, teaching both American and World History.  In May 2011, I graduated from Penn State’s College of Education with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, Social Studies.  

       I see the historical narrative both as a vehicle for helping students to understand the world around them, and as a tool to help them develop the critical thinking, literacy, and problem-solving skill sets that are necessary for a successful adult life. I believe in nurturing your child’s innate curiosity to learn.  I believe that students should take proactive ownership of their learning and have an active role in that process.  I believe in empowering them to realize their potential.  Everything that I do in the classroom will be working towards these goals. 

    At the Shore!                                              Sam!
Last Modified on December 15, 2016