Degrees and Certifications:
Ocean County College - Associates Degree in Liberal Arts Georgian Court University - Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Elementary Education Capella University - Masters Degree in Educational Administration UNCW - AIG Certification
Mrs. Laura Samuel
I am not actually from North Carolina, but I got here as soon as I could :) I have spent the last six years in Jacksonville, but prior to calling this place my home, I lived in Ocean County, New Jersey. I have been married for 31 years to my husband, Ron. Together we have two adult children. Our son, Andrew serves in the Marine Corp. He is married to my daughter-in-law, Vicki and they have two amazing children: Aspen & Lincoln (who happen to be the loves of my life). Our daughter, Brittani currently attends Strayer University in the hopes of becoming a crime scene investigator. Brittani and her fiance' are expecting their first child in December! We also have two dogs: Harley, the Morkshire, and Chewy, our mixed puppy. We also have a ridiculous amount of fish!
This is my 21st year teaching in elementary school. Throughout my career, I have taught a variety of different grade levels as well as held different positions, but my favorite place to be is in the classroom with the littles.
I am looking forward to an amazing year. The past couple years have been a bit of a challenge, but I know that if we work together, we can accomplish anything!