Samantha Cooper has over 16 years teaching experience. She served as an Elementary Educator for 14 years in the Arizona public schools. During this time she earned an ELL certification, an M.Ed. in Elementary Education as well as a National Board Certification in Literacy.
In August 2020, Sam earned her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She currently lectures as an instructor in the Department of TLTE and serves as Reading Center Clinic Coordinator.