She first trained as a classroom teacher, serving for many years in South Florida and Grand Cayman.
Samantha then went on to obtain a master’s degree in educational leadership and a master’s degree in human resource management. During the past 15 years in Grand Cayman, she has held many leadership roles which include being the founding principal of Grace Christian Academy, the Director of Education Connection Ltd., and the Director of Teacher Education and Acting Dean at ICCI.
In all of these roles, she saw students struggling to learn with traditional teaching methods in traditional classrooms. This motivated her to find alternatives and research other methods. She has attended various conferences with the International Dyslexia Association and the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation and has received specialised training in many research-based programs including Wilson Reading Systems and Lindamood-Bell.