Staff Spotlight – Samantha Riley

Samantha is a Year 5 Teacher.

What do you love about your job?

I love working in a school that has such a supportive community and friendly colleagues. It has been a pleasure to teach alongside teachers who once taught me. I also enjoy working with enthusiastic, hilarious and inquisitive young people!

What made you want to study teaching?

I have a big love for learning and have wanted to be a teacher since I was in primary school, where I was particularly inspired by one of my own teachers. I have always wanted to have that kind of impact on someone else.

What is one thing you would go back and tell your 14 year-old self?

I would tell my 14-year-old self to be confident and try new things, don’t worry so much about what others think of you.

What is one thing you would love to do, if you could you do anything?

I would love to travel! Unfortunately, starting my teaching career during a global pandemic hasn’t provided much opportunity to travel… one day!

If you could invite anyone to dinner, who would be seated at your table?

Harry Styles…