Immanuel Lutheran Church & School • 115 South Sixth Street • Saint Charles, MO 63301 • (636) 946-2656

Mrs. Samantha Nieman

Current Position:
4 year old Preschool Assistant and After Care Lead Teacher

English as a Foreign Language Teacher and Bible for 3 year olds and grades 1, 2, 5 and 6 in Taiwan.
Substitute Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher at Amazing Grace Christian School in Seattle, WA.

B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood from Concordia University, Seward, NE

Running, yoga, hiking, NPR radio hour, TED talks, playing the guitar and singing songs with my husband, photography, and the use of Microsoft technologies in education.

Philosophy of Teaching:
I believe teaching is more than educating students on content but rather the art, ability, and joy of learning how to learn about the world in and through a variety of experiences. I want to teach my students how to discover problems and areas for growth with a mindser that is open to learning. I want to work side by side with students as they grow in their own mind, body, and spirit. I want students to leave my classroom with confidence in who God has made and designed them to be.

Classroom Goals:
To give clear and direct instructions with verbal and visual cues.
To affirm students through individual observations and by getting to know what is important to them.
To delegate jobs to students so they begin to do the planning and movement of the activities and ideas.
To respond to students without the need to react to a behavior since the students have been taught the rules and procedures.