Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Sam Ellis
Hello families! My name is Sam Ellis. I'm a third-year teacher and this is my second year at Jie Ming. I support English Learners (EL) in 1st and 2nd grade. I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2020 with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in K-8 Reading and K-12 English as a Second Language. I feel tremendous gratitude to be part of the Jie Ming community!
My teaching philosophy is the core of who I am as a teacher. It constantly changes and grows as I learn more about the world from my students and their families, my colleagues, and my community. I strive to create an equitable classroom, where students can be challenged, respected, and empowered to express their ideas. My instruction is differentiated to support and meet students at their individual English proficiency levels. I use data to inform my decisions and English instruction. I will always advocate for EL students and support their developing superpowers as multilingual learners!
If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I would love to talk to you and answer any questions about our EL program here at Jie Ming. I look forward to working as a team with you! Thank you!