Samantha is very excited to be back on staff at First Church Preschool this year. She received a BA in Journalism from Saint Michael's College in Vermont. After graduation, Samantha worked as an elementary school substitute teacher and after-school tutor. She then went on to work as a local newspaper reporter for a weekly in Massachusetts before getting married and moving to Connecticut. She worked in Corporate Communications for People's United Bank up until she and her husband, Mike, a Wethersfield native, welcomed their daughter, Ava. Shortly thereafter, they welcomed their son, Jack. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys cheering on her kids at their many sporting events and volunteering at their school - Highcrest Elementary in Wethersfield. She can also be found walking the family's very energetic Australian Shepherd puppy, Coco, around town.