Ms. Samantha Whitehead
I am excited to be beginning my 23rd year of teaching this school year. I am proud to say I am a product of WCPSS along with UNC - Wilmington and NCSU. I grew up just down the road in the Garner/Raleigh area. I am passionate about having fun while learning and teaching with my students. When I am not at school my husband, Chris and I can be found watching my son, Ennis (15) play baseball and golf or visiting my daughter, Mary Elizabeth (18) at ECU. I love time at the beach, walking/running, crafting, reading and playing fetch with my dog Harper.
I have been a teacher in NC for 23 years. I have taught grades 4, 5, 6 and technology enhancement classes for elementary students. I am coming from FVES where I taught for the last 19 years. I have 2 children, ages 22 and 15. I love relaxing at home, being at the beach, shopping, reading and exploring new places.
North Carolina became my home in 2007 but I grew up in Rochester, NY. Before moving to NC my husband and I lived in NY, NJ, OH, and FL but we plan to call NC our home for many years to come. I always knew I wanted to be a mom and I consider myself lucky to be a mother to Jake (16), Ryan (13), Rosie (5), and now our puppy, Charlotte. I love to be with my family and friends, visit the beach, read, write, and spend time on my back porch. Amazing things happen every day when working with children/students and I love that I get to be a part of that. My love of learning and children are the reasons I became and continue to be a teacher. I am so excited to be a part of the SLES family!
Hello! I currently attend college in which I am working my way up to a teaching degree, i absolutely adore children as i have one of my own. I also have two dogs named Callie and Scout they are a handful on most days. I enjoy going on walks and exploring what nature has to offer. I was born and raised in Willow Spring, NC.
I was born and raised in this area, and have lived here and worked here my entire life. This is my twenty-fifth year teaching; before working here I taught in Harnett County and Johnston County. I have taught kindergarten, second grade, third grade, and fourth grade. Some of my hobbies include reading, cooking, spending time outside, hanging out with my family and friends, and taking care of my twenty-five pets! I love teaching and learning. I believe that enthusiasm is contagious, and my goal is to impart a lifelong love of learning into each of my students.
I enjoy gardening, traveling, the beach, and spending time with family.