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Miss Sam Ellis

Hello families! My name is Sam Ellis. This is my first year at Jie Ming! I am supporting EL students in 1st and 2nd grade. A little about me, I graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in K-8 Reading and K-12 English as a Second Language. This is my second year teaching and I am very excited to be part of the Jie Ming family!

My Teaching Philosophy/ Promise:

  • I will create a safe learning environment where all students feel valued and encouraged.

  • I will create an equitable classroom by differentiating my instruction to meet and support individual needs.

  • I will be an advocate and ally for all students. 

  • I will promote collaboration and inquiry-based learning.

  • I will hold high expectations for all students and use data to inform my instruction.  

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about me or our EL program at Jie Ming. I look forward to working as a team with you! Thank you!

 Sam Ellis 

samantha.ellis@spps.org