About Miss Krzyzanowski

This is just a short excerpt for the about page.

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.


Samantha Krzyzanowski




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

Lindora, Costa Rica – October 2018


Country Day School & Cotton Candy Sky – November 2018


United Nations Day at Country Day School – Fall 2018

Hiking in Santa Ana, Costa Rica, March 2019