Learning to speak and read is the key to any child’s education. True command of the English language opens opportunities in all areas of study, from music to science, medicine to law. Teachers know the earlier a child is encouraged to start reading, the more likely that child is to succeed in school.
Samantha’s Stories was created to make early reading a reality for as many students as possible. As a credentialed teacher with over 15 years’ experience, I have both the educational background and the expertise necessary to produce a product all children can use to work their way through an early education in reading and understanding the English language.
From 2010 to early 2014 I ran an online English school that I began with little business or marketing knowledge. I had just completed my MA in English Education during the economic downturn and could not return to teaching in the public schools of California as I had for over 10 years. I built my own website and had enough students to hire 5 teachers to work for me. Early last year I was diagnosed with treatable heart disease and had to shut down my school.
I was recently given a clean bill of health and began building a new school with new creative class offerings as well as Samantha’s Stories what I’m considering my children’s division. There are few online businesses catering to teaching children English internationally. As a veteran elementary school teacher I have spent the last 5 years creating a way to teach young learners English as no one else has. I hope the Tasha and Benji books, audio, and videos will become a worldwide method of introducing children to the English language.