Samantha earned both her Communication/Elementary Education Bachelor's and Linguistically Diverse Education Master's degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder. Go Buffs! She has taught first through fourth grades. Her most unique teaching opportunity to date was teaching English for a summer in Thailand. This challenge continues to remind her to be flexible and child-centered in her teaching. Samantha and her husband David grew up in Estes Park and are high school sweethearts busy raising their twin three year old sons! In her spare time, she loves outdoor activities, learning opportunities, yoga, fishing with her boys and running.