Samuel Moore - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Samuel Moore

Samuel Moore
REGION:
NYC
SCHOOL:
Girls Prep Lower East Side
SUBJECT:
Social Studies
HOMETOWN:
Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts
DEGREES:
University of St. Andrews, Scotland - BA, International Relations and Philosophy
HOBBIES AND TALENTS:
Dancing, hiking, and video games

About Me

Growing up, I moved 14 times across the U.S., but I consider the Berkshire Mountains of Western MA to be “home”. I absolutely love NYC and I have lived in Brooklyn for the past 3.5 years. I graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2015 with a double-major in International Relations and Philosophy. Since graduating, I have worked in Alumni Relations and Development, most recently for Barnard College, Columbia University. My three biggest hobbies are video games, being a music nerd, and dancing. I take house dance classes twice a week at EXPG in the East Village. Can’t wait to meet all of you!!

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

It is hard for me to put into words how excited I am to begin the residency. The idea of becoming a teacher has always been in the back of my mind and so many things seemed to click into place once I decided to pursue this path. I am really looking forward to getting to know my students and deepening my subject area expertise. I know that I am not even close to aware of the challenges that come with teaching, but I am ready to make a difference and hopefully make some new friends along the way.

Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?

There were many things I disliked about my high school, but one thing that I will always remember are the myriad of teachers who truly cared about us, the students. The fact that so many of them were willing to listen to our problems, encourage us, laugh with us, and help us discover our passions is part of what motivated me to become a teacher in the first place.