Samantha Turner
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Assistant Teacher

Samantha Turner joined the Fisher Island Day School community as an Assistant Teacher in 2017, after working as a Substitute Teacher at FIDS in 2016. She is passionate about aiding students in becoming lifelong learners and active members of society. She is also committed to inquiry-based, challenging, and collaborative learning. In the classroom, Samantha creates an effective learning environment that fosters questioning, exploration, and her students having a growth mindset.

Samantha has six years of experience in teaching, facilitating mentoring programs, building curriculum, and most importantly, learning from a diverse range of master teachers. Most recently, she has completed two terms as a Fellow and Leadership Team Member in the challenging and competitive pre-service teacher-training program, Breakthrough Collaborative San Francisco. Samantha has also completed a year of National Service with Americorps City Year Miami, where she worked as an interventionist to develop a literacy program focused on comprehension and analysis. Additionally, she has created and managed multiple afterschool enrichment and tutoring programs throughout Florida.

Samantha loves to use her time away from school gardening, reading, listening to NPR, doing science experiments with her nephew, and spending time with her fiancé and dog.

Samantha is currently concluding her Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from the University of Florida.