My name is Samantha Krzyzanowski and I am an English teacher at Country Day School in San Jose, Costa Rica.
In May of 2013, I received my bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and I received my Masters in English Education in May 2015 from the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY.
After graduation, I moved to Boca Raton, FL and taught 9th grade for three years. I have taught AP Seminar, AICE Global Perspectives, and AICE General Paper. I love to see how students grow in their inquiry process and work to question the world around them.
As of August 2018, I am living in Costa Rica and, I am teaching 9th grade English and 12th grade British Literature at Country Day School.
My classroom is a place where questions are meant to be asked, and the world is our classroom. You never know when we will go outside or when we will be watching a film. The classroom should prepare students for the world outside and so we bring it in with news, stories, music, and more!
When I am not in the classroom, I am playing outside or traveling – working to add to my knowledge of how life is lived around the world.
My Academic Credentials
New York State English Education Certification, 8-12th grade
Lead Inclusion, San Jose Cohort, 2018-2019
Certificate of Training, AICE Global Perspectives 9239, Spring 2016
Certificate of Training, AICE General Paper 8004, October 2017
Certificate of Training, AP Capstone Seminar, Summer 2015 & 2017
Master of English Education, Grades 5-12, University at Buffalo, May 2015
B.A. English Literature, Le Moyne College, May 2013
And many professional development webinars!
My Adventure/Worldly Credentials
Hanging out with Romi children in Croatia! – June 2017
Hiking in Asheville, North Carolina along the Blue Ridge Beltway – July 2017
Driving around in Havana, Cuba – Spring 2017
Playing kickball with the Global Writing Block – June 2017
United Nations Day at Country Day School – Fall 2018
Hiking in Santa Ana, Costa Rica, March 2019