Phone: 732-440-1122 ext. 1124
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A in Psychology Graduate-Level Teaching Elementary Education K-5 Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement
Hello! My name is Ms. Sam! It’s going to be another great year full of new adventures and new discoveries. This will be my 7th year teaching at The Shore Center. I was Teacher of the Year in 2020, and it was the best honor! I have been working with children and teenagers with special needs since 2009. I started as a paraprofessional at Children's Center of Monmouth County for 3 years and then went to Hawkswood School, where I became a teacher there for 3 years. Coming to The Shore Center has been the best move I ever made!
I graduated with a B.A in Psychology from Rider University. I went back to Rider University to receive my certificate in Elementary Education. I knew I wanted to teach students with special needs, so I received my Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement from Rutgers University!
A few of my FAVORITE things...
Favorite Food: Sushi (I can eat this all day), seafood, tacos, and chocolate
Favorite Color: BLUE!
Hobby: Photography, working out in the gym, reading, going to the beach, and traveling the world
Favorite Sports Teams: New York Giants and New York Mets
Favorite Book Authors: Eric Carle and Dr. Seuss
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Flowers: Gerber Daisies and Roses
Favorite Stores: Target and Trader's Joe
Favorite restaurants: Cheesecake Factory, any restaurants in Asbury Park