My name is Samantha Ellis. I am a mother to four beautiful children – two boys and two girls. I have a wonderfully supportive husband who does so much to encourage me while I endeavour to start my educational learning adventure.
I have always been passionate about teaching and learning. Prior to children I worked with the Department of Education, completing a Master of Educational Administration and Management. This helped me in my role as Executive Teacher and then Assistant Principal. I also worked in the private sector for a few years before having a break to have my children.
Having children has changed my priorities for going back into the workforce. Teachers and those in management spend so much time providing quality education to those in their classes and schools. For me, I just knew that there was no way that I could balance classroom teaching with raising my own children. Embarking on this journey to becoming a Teacher Librarian seems to fulfill the need for me to continue my passion for teaching and part-time work.