Hello! My name is Samantha Ray Mifsud, and I am happy to be a teacher at Rose Hill- Magnolia Elementary, for my second year.
Prior to becoming a teacher at RHM, I had the opportunity to have some adventures around the country! I grew up in the midwest with a father who is a terrific football coach and teacher, a loving, inspirational mother, and two amazing younger brothers. Following high school, I attended the University of North Carolina - Wilmington (Go Seahawks!), where I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with a concentration in Theatre. While there, I competed for UNCW's Track & Field and Cross Country teams. After college in North Carolina, I moved around the country a bit and continued post-baccalaureate education at the University of Texas - El Paso. I have had teaching and performing jobs in Michigan, Texas, and New York. I spent most of 2012 and 2013 performing in New York City, with performance credits including membership in the USO Show Troupe, commercials, national anthem singing for various sporting events, and theatre.
In August of 2013, I decided that I just missed teaching too much, and was delighted to hear the news when I found out that Rose Hill - Magnolia wanted to hire me!
I look forward to continuing my career as an educator, and to spending some time with the stellar students of Rose Hill - Magnolia.
Aside from teaching, I am also involved in the theatre community in Wilmington. I teach musical theatre and Dance-Conditioning classes at Evolution Dance Complex a few nights per week, and I sing, act, and dance with some of Wilmington's theatre companies. (You may have seen me as the Wicked Witch of the West in 2014's Wizard of Oz!) Some of my favorite hobbies include having fun with children, reading, running, creating art, musical theatre, and fitness!
When it comes to teaching, here is one of my main philosophies:
Instead of 'accepting' or 'tolerating' one another's differences, how about we celebrate them?! Each of us is unique and special. Let's show and use our individual gifts for the betterment of the community. How may we improve ourselves, so that we are best able to serve others?