Hello! My name is Samantha Jones and I am a first year resource teacher and thrilled to be a part of the Copper Ridge team! I am originally from Kansas, but spent the bulk of my childhood in Houston and Phoenix eventually making my way to Tucson for college in 2011. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in 2015 and recently went back to UofA (bear down!) for my Master’s degree in Special education: Mild and Moderate disabilities. I graduated in May and am excited to dive into my teaching career here in the Vail school district!
When I’m not teaching I enjoy being outside and exploring Tucson. I love this city! The mountains, sunsets, and food are just a few of my favorites. I also enjoy reading, spending time with my family and friends, and using my creative side to craft and do fun projects around my house when I get the chance.
I am passionate about helping students learn in whatever way make sense to them. I believe every child has great potential and I love getting to work with them, catering to their individual and unique needs. I am excited to watch your children grow and learn this year as I learn and grow myself!