Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Samantha Jones

My name is Samantha Jones and I am a current Intervention Specialist at Lincoln-West School of Global Studies. I have taught at Lincoln-West High School for six years. At a very young age, I knew that I wanted to become an educator. Therefore after graduating high school, I went on to pursue my bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. As a junior in college, I found a part time job working at an after-school program with students who had disabilities. It was then that I discovered my passion for working with students with special needs and shortly after I returned to school to obtain my master’s degree in special education. Most recently, I have focused my studies in the area of transition and recently obtained my transition to work (TTW) endorsement to help my special need students prepare for life after high school.

Being a proud graduate of Lincoln-West High School, I often joke that I bleed red, white, and blue. It is truly an honor to be a part of a community so rich in diversity and culture. In fact, I would have never thought that I would be back teaching at the same high school I attended. However, for me Lincoln-West has become my home and I am grateful that I can work with students that I am able to relate to on a daily basis.

Although teaching is my first passion, I am also very passionate about coaching. I am currently the head cross country coach (girls) and the assistant softball coach at Lincoln-West High School. When I am not teaching or coaching, I enjoy spending time with my family. We really enjoy doing activities that get us out the house. Such activities include camping, hiking, fishing, bowling, and anything else we can do together as a family.