This summer, in an effort to celebrate the amazing teachers at JPS, we will feature one each week and their decision to make our schools their professional home. We are thankful for their boundless creativity, pursuit of their own education, and passion for not just their students, but the entire school they serve. We hope you will enjoy learning more about these incredible men and women as you enjoy your own season of rest and fun!
I choose Jenison because this was the community I was raised in and the school district I attended. I wanted my children to have the same experience that I was fortunate to have.
I think Jenison is different school district because it provides opportunities for all students to grow and learn while having a safe, caring community around them.
My building exemplifies hard-working, caring, selfless teachers who go above and beyond for their students. I consider my colleges my family who are always their to support and encourage one another. This positively impacts the students we work with.
I look forward to summer because I love to re-connect with my two boys and my husband all while doing what we love – boating and spending time up north as a family.
If I wasn’t a teacher I would probably be a social worker/counselor working with at-risk children because I love making a difference in the people’s lives. I would teach them that their challenges do not define them as a person but only help to mold them into who they are today.
Thank you, Ms Sampo, for your dedication to our schools and community! We’re thrilled you’re on our team!
Ms Sampo was chosen for this story by Rosewood Principal, Lloyd Gingerich