Teacher Spotlight

    Picture courtesy of the VCHS yearbook students.

    Samantha Campbell: Fine Arts Dept.




    Tell us about yourself?

    I grew up in the parish of St. Elizabeth in Jamaica.  I enjoy live music, performing art shows, and going to the beach.  I am a mother to an amazing little boy and I come from a large family.


    How long have you been an educator?

    I taught in Jamaica for thirteen years and have been at VCHS since August of 2018... so almost fifteen years.


    Why did you choose to become a teacher?

    I love working with teens and watching them grow and achieve.  I like being a part of the process and I hope other teachers will also be champions for my son.


    What is your educational philosophy?

    My philosophy for education is that every child has their own unique way of learning and I believe it is my duty as a teacher to assist each child in developing their own potential and learning styles.


    What would you say is your strength as a successful teacher?

    My ablility to foster positive relationships with my students and my content knowledge...


    Share something about yourself that most people do not know.

    I can be very emotional, but I am working on growing in this area.


    What is your absolute favorite thing to do in your downtime?

    Spending time with my son... I am very happy to be a mommy and I understand how important it is for parents to nurture their children emotionally.  I also like watching Netflix and going for long drives.


    If youwere principal of VCHS for a day, what's one  thing you would change/keep?

    I would give students a longer time for lunch so they learn to manage "free time" in a more responsible way.


    What's your educational background?

    Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts- Diploma in Drama in Education & Bachelors in Drama in Education...


    Lastly, who would you say is your hero?

    Rosa Parks... I believe that doing the right thing takes courage and sometimes selflessness and that  Rosa Parks is the embodiment of someone who was not afraid to be courageous in the face of great adversity.