Samantha initially joined the Rocketship team as an Achievement Manager and we are very excited to have her now taking on the role of Principal at Spark. With 9 years of school leadership experience, 6 as a Principal, Samantha is more than ready to take on this next challenge. Samantha chose to enter the field of education because of her unwavering belief that all students, regardless of race or socio-economic status, deserve access to a high quality education. Samantha’s daughter is an enthusiastic TK Spark Rocketeer, making them a full-on Spark family! Samantha has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Sonoma State University.