Samantha R. Neff is an elementary mathematics instructional coach. She works with teachers, students, parents, and administrators to enhance the teaching, learning, and assessing of mathematics to improve student achievement.
Samantha R. Neff is an elementary mathematics instructional coach in a Title 1 school. She works with teachers, students, parents, and administrators to enhance the teaching, learning, and assessing of mathematics to improve student achievement. Prior to coaching, Samantha worked in K–5 classrooms for more than ten years and was an adjunct professor in early childhood education at the University of Central Florida.
Focused on mathematical practices that promote critical thinking and reasoning in the classroom, she has organized and implemented a flourishing professional learning community. Samantha is also a consultant specializing in building mathematical content knowledge and assessment.
Samantha has been a collaborative team member in her district since 1997, writing mathematics instructional plans and participating in grant studies on formative assessment in mathematics and cognitively guided instruction. Most recently, she was selected as Seminole County’s 2019 District Teacher of the Year and was a state finalist.
Samantha earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in early childhood education from the University of Central Florida. To learn more about Samantha’s work, follow @jasamneff on Twitter.
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