Mrs. Samantha Lam

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Bachelor of Art, East Carolina University Master of Library & Information Studies, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro National Board Certified Teacher

Mrs. Samantha Lam

My highest priority in becoming an educator has always been to lead students towards success by drawing out the best in them. My impact as an educator relies on developing strong relationships. My number one goal is to build relationships with my students and colleagues. Rita Pierson explained it best in her Ted Talk, “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.” This phrase has always resonated with me and inspired my practices. I truly love coming to school every day and I want my students to feel that same excitement when they walk into my class. 

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Calendar and Report Card Update

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senate Bill 704 was signed into law this month which includes some new calendar requirements. Therefore, the board adopted a calendar which has adjusted the first instructional day for students as August 17, 2020...

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  • Summer Meal Service begins June 1

    As the school year comes to a close, please note that JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months, rather than the previous 14. Summer meal service will begin Monday, June 1. Curbside meals will be served Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Benson Middle, Clayton Middle, Four Oaks Elementary, North Johnston Middle, Princeton Elementary, Selma Elementary, Smithfield-Selma High, West Clayton Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.

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  • Free Preschool for four-year-olds through the NC PreK Program

    Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.

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  • Graduation Plans Announced

    JCPS high schools will host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies between Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020. Schools will communicate about specific graduation dates and ceremony times as we get closer to see what restrictions may limit our attendance participation.

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