Empowering students with language-based learning differences
Sam Weiss, high school English teacher, graduated from Georgetown University with an M.A. in English, where they were awarded a full-tuition departmental merit scholarship. They also attended Lewis & Clark College, where they earned a B.A. with honors in English with a minor in Theatre, as well as a teaching certificate through Georgetown's Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education. While at Lewis & Clark, they were involved in theatre, creative writing, comedy, slam poetry, a capella, and dramatic & literary journals. They particularly loved co-directing a student-run 24-hour short-play festival and serving as the co-captain of Lewis & Clark’s improv troupe. They have also done an AmeriCorps term of service in college access and advising work, and now have over three years of college advising experience. Outside school, Sam can be found baking, swimming, reading queer sci-fi & fantasy, or playing with their two cats, Dandelion & Mabel. In Fall 2022, Sam will be presenting papers at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference in Minneapolis and "Between Fiction and Society" conference in Milan, Italy, which is part of the Electric Dreams International Film Festival.
Why I Teach At Siena: I am passionate about equitable, accessible education. I love supporting our students and providing them with space to learn and grow!