• Hello, I'm Sam

    I teach math like our lives depend on it.

    Math is not a neutral subject.

    Disruption is a requirement, ally is a verb.

  • About Me

    Teaching students more than math.

    I am a teacher of mathematics who strives to teach mathematical rigor mixed with social consciousness. I work with students each day to teach them mathematics, but infuse my classroom with my story and the stories of my students. My pedagogical work focuses on assessment and differentiation strategies couple with diversity, equity and inclusion work. I am currently focused particularly around teaching students of color, and how to dismantle systems of white supremacy in our schools.

  • Experience

    Teaching | Learning | Growing

    St. Andrew's Episcopal School

    August 2017 - Present

    Teaching Algebra II/Trigonometry and Multivariable Calculus. Coaching Girls Soccer and Coed Wrestling. Technical Director for Middle School Theatre. Doing research and diversity work whenever possible.

    Syracuse University

    August 2012-May 2017

    Taught Calculus I, II, and III; Introduction to Statistics; and tutored for non-traditional students.

  • Advocacy

    Boy Scouts of America

    June 2007-Present

    Work with local units and with the NYLT Leadership Academy to grow young men and women into exceptional leaders and teachers.

    National Association of Graduate and Professional Students

    July 2007-May 2016

    Served as Advocacy Chair and President advocating for graduate student rights. Particular focus was on student debt, issues of international students, labor relations, and college sexual assault.

  • Education 

    Syracuse University

    M.S (2012-2014) and M.A. (2014-2017)

    Mathematics and Mathematics Education

    Manhattan College

    B.A. (2010-2012)

    Mathematics

  • "We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that 'justice too long delayed is justice denied.'" - Martin Luther King

  • What am I reading right now?

    Books for better teaching and just plain being a geek.

    Real American - a memoir

    Julie Lythcott-Haims

    Lythcott-Haims tells the story of how she went from hating her blackness to loving it, and all the moments in between. I got the chance to see her speak at the NAIS People of Color Conference, and her book tells is as amazing as her spoken words.

    White Fragility

    Robin Diangelo

    Why do white people have unproductive responses to conversations about race? How can we deconstruct these responses and build a more productive and compassionate approach? Diangelo's book has made me think about my reactions in and out of the classroom.

    Oathbringer

    Brandon Sanderson

    Because sometimes you have to read epic fantasy novels with awesome magic systems.

  • Let's Talk.

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