My name is Samantha Calkins and this is my 10th year teaching art! I am a 2004 Sam Houston graduate with a BFA in theatre and art. I first taught for the Spring Branch school district for 3 years. Then, I took a few years off from teaching to stay home with my two boys, Nicholas and Alexander.
While I was away from teaching I worked as a contract scenic artist for Children's Express Theatre. I painted and designed sets for them as well as other contract work for local schools and churches.
I was ready to return to teaching in 2014 where I landed my old job with Spring Branch ISD. Then, I was given the opportunity to work for Tomball ISD teaching theatre and art at Tomball Memorial High school. After a year, I was then split between Northpointe Intermediate and Tomball Memorial. This year I finally got my wish to teach only intermediate at Oakcrest and Northpointe. I love both schools and I'm so happy I get to spend my day with my two favorite grade levels teaching my passion, ART!