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It's Wildcat Wednesday! Every Wednesday, we will spotlight a member of the LR Wildcat family.
This week we are introducing you to Samantha Powell!
First Grade Teacher
Tell us about your family (human and/or fur family):
I am from St. Louis. I have a younger sister and brother. I live in Springfield with my husband, Jake and our 4 year old boxer, Titus.
How long have you been a teacher/worked in education?
This is my 6th year!
How long have you worked for LR?
Why did you choose to work for LR?
I heard so many great things and had a chance to experience being in the district for a few weeks at the end of my student teaching. It was a hidden gem I didn't know about and I loved how welcoming and close knit it was.
What is your favorite thing about working for LR?
How supportive everyone is and that I am always given opportunities to learn and grow as an educator.
How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
I always loved being around kids and knew that I wanted to do something where I could work with them. I couldn't imagine doing anything else!
What is something about you that might surprise people?
I can play golf
What is your favorite quote?
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you'll ever know" -A.A Milne
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
How to speak German
What do you like to do when you're not at school?
Read, spend time with my husband and fur baby, and take long walks
Thanks for being a Wildcat, Samantha!