Educate, Empower, Encourage
Phone: (803) 476-4600
Degrees and Certifications:
2022 | Read to Succeed Endorsement 2021 | Masters of Arts in Reading Education from Grand Canyon University 2019 | Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from University of North Carolina Wilmington
Ms. Samantha James
Hello! I am excited to have your student in my classroom this year!
I am entering my fourth year of teaching and FIRST year at Lake Murray Elementary. I have taught both 3rd and 4th grade. I am moving from North Carolina and excited to explore all that South Carolina has to offer. Building a positive and engaging classroom community is at the center of what I do. I hold each student to the same high expectations and expect them to be an active participant every single day.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from University of North Carolina Wilmington (Go Seahawks) in 2019 and completed my Masters of Arts in Reading Education from Grand Canyon University (Go Lopes) in 2021.
In my free time, I love to be surrounded by my boyfriend, family and friends. My favorite place to be is either at the beach or at the lake, soaking up the sun. I love listening to podcasts, reading, playing tennis, and using my cricut to make projects.
My goal is to visit every continent in my lifetime - 3 down, 4 to go!