Degrees and Certifications:
AMI Certification July 2023
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Bachelors Degree in Child and Family Psychology
Masters Degree in Adaptive Special Education
Licensed as Highly Qualified PreK-6 classroom teacher, PreK-12 Special Education, and English as Second Language Teacher
2011 Novice Teacher of the Year-Lawrence Public Schools
2016, 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Award
Mrs. Samantha Saltz: Lower Elementary Montessori Guide
I have been working at New York Elementary since the 2010-2011 school year. I have loved every second of it and I am so excited about what is to come. As a teacher, my biggest passion is enrichment. I believe students of all ability levels benefit from engaging, challenging and supportive environments. After school, I also help facilitate Garden Club and Student Leaders Club.
When I am not at school planning or teaching I like to drink tea, watch films and play with my dog :) My husband, Zach, and I moved here in 2010 to pursue my Masters in Special Education and his PhD in Film and Media Studies at KU. He is currently teaching Video and Animation classes at Lawrence High School.
Please feel free to contact me any time, building a partnership with each family is a very high priority for me:)