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Mrs.  Samantha  Burns
Exceptional Children's Teacher
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I am from a very small town in Pennsylvania. I graduated high school with only 35 students in my graduating class! After high school, I went right on to college about 3 months after graduation. I attended college about an hour away from home. I graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Clarion University is located in a small town in the north western part of Pennsylvania. Nothing could ever compare to the fall in Clarion; the trees are absolutely beautiful and the cool breeze is quite refreshing. College was everything I had dreamed of and more! 


I have worked in Onslow County Schools for 4 years now. I started my experience in Onslow County at Northwoods Elementary school where I was an Exceptional Children's teacher for grades 2 through 5 my first year. My second year at Northwoods Elementary school I worked with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Halfway through my second year at Northwoods I was transferred to Southwest Elementary where I worked with Kindergarten through 3rd grade Exceptional Children. My second year at Southwest Elementary, I decided to take on teaching a Separate setting classroom where I had students in grades 3 through 5 in my classroom. This year; my 4th year with Onslow County Schools, and 3rd year with Southwest Elementary, I have a separate setting classroom with students in grades 4 and 5 in my classroom. 


I was born and raised in western Pennsylvania. Becoming a teacher was a dream I had since I was a young girl. Graduating college in May and accepting my first "big girl" job here in North Carolina in the beginning of August made me realize that my dream had become reality. I never thought I would move this far away from my friends and family, but when I was offered the job, I couldn't have been more excited. I have made great friends while living in North Carolina, and I am very passionate about my job here! 


I am newly married, and have a baby on the way! My husband and I share the same passion for teaching; he is a middle school History teacher here in Onslow County as well! :)