Getting to Know Ms. Sam

  • Enjoying time Natalie  

    Just loving life...                                                        


    Let me tell you a little about myself...

    I grew up with five older brothers on Long Island. I was an athlete as a child; enjoying roller-skating, skateboarding, kickball at recess, hopscotch, two-hand touch football with the kids on the street, handball and bike riding. When I was old enough to play organized sports, I played volleyball, basketball and softball. Still love my brothers for making me play and love my sports. 

    I first knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was young, watching and helping out my mom, who also was a teacher. I would help her decorate her classroom; help correct papers and average grades along with secretarial things like book orders. I just LOVED it. As I grew older, I would practice my teaching techniques with my friend’s younger siblings. I have never regretted the path I chose.

    I went to SUNY at Cortland and fell in love with Upstate NY. I have moved several times around the country before settling in Ballston Spa. I have two wonderful children, who attended Ballston Spa School. Last year, they both were married and I have a beautiful grandson in Phoenix. I love them to dearly an I enjoy the empty nest these days. My son nd his wife live locally and my daughter, her husband and child live in Arizona. She continues the tradition of teaching in the family and is in her sixth year of teaching in Arizona. We often share lesson and curriculum ideas across the miles.

    I am looking forward to a great year working with your child.

    Ms. Mary Samoranski