Samantha Manoogian

Private School PreK Teacher Sam Manoogian

PreK Team Teacher and Camp Counselor

Sam is excited to continue to grow her childcare experience and knowledge, having joined our Pre-K team in August 2019. She grew up in upstate New York in the Adirondack Mountains and moved to the Asheville area in 2017 where she began working with children. She immediately fell in love with working in the child care field!

Sam enjoys building relationships with children through play and discussion. She believes learning through play, the children can deeply understand likes and dislikes. “Through play, children can develop a sense of self, along with growing their social and emotional skills,” she says.

Outside of school, Sam enjoys exploring nature, traveling and spending time with her dog, Brewer. She looks forward to experiencing and learning new things every day.


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