About Samantha Carlson...
Team/Department: Fifth Grade
Welcome to the fifth grade!
My Education and Professional Background
I began teaching in 1996 and have been teaching at Basha Elementary since 2012. I began my teaching career as a music teacher, moved on to second grade (which I taught for nine years), taught fourth grade, and am now very happy to be teaching fifth grade.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas.