Certificate of Catechetical Studies (Otago University)
Bachelor of Teaching – Primary Endorsed (Otago University)
Certified Google Educator Level 1 & 2
Role at Te Kupenga: NCRS Resource Developer
Samantha was born in Queenstown and spent most of her young life ‘helping’ on the family farm in the Maniototo. She attended Kavanagh College (now Trinity Catholic College) in Dunedin before heading to the University of Otago to study. Samantha is a passionate Catholic educator who enjoys creating inspiring resources and working with others in sharing the Catholic faith. Samantha has taught in Catholic primary schools throughout New Zealand and the United Kingdom before she joined the NCRS team in 2021.
Samantha has two boys under 5 which keeps her very busy. They enjoy living the sunny surf life in Tairawhiti, Gisborne. The young family spend most weekends at the beach or renovating their 1960’s bungalow. Samantha has a passion for being out in nature, laughing with her kids and enjoying a good book.