Mr. Sam DiVita

Phone: 651-228-7706 ext. 45924


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Italian Literature and Language, University of Illinois at Chicago MA English as a Second Language, Hamline University

Mr. Sam DiVita

Hello!  I am teaching three levels of oral skills classes this semester. I teach level 1B, 1A and 2A Oral Skills.  This is my twelfth year of teaching and I am very happy to be working with the awesome students and staff at LEAP High School. My classroom is a place for students to practice speaking and listening in English. We work together to improve our pronunication of English and practice interviewing, presenting information and stories to the class and sharing our ideas with one another. 
I have a Bachelor of
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Italian Literature and Language from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I worked in the evenings and took care of my two children for 8 years after I finished college. After moving from Chicago to St. Paul in 1999, I eventually attended Hamline University in St. Paul. I earned my teaching certificate from Hamline University in 2005. In 2014 I completed work for my Masters of English as a Second Language at Hamline University. I graduated in May 2015.
My interests include speaking Italian, gardening, sailing, camping, travel and spending time with my family. I also like to go for runs and long walks around the lake with my dog, LuLu. 

 This past summer, three LEAP students attended a YMCA BOLD trip in Ely, Minnesota. They camped and paddled for 5 days in the wilderness!