Samantha Charlop is thrilled to join the Raffles American School community! Samantha has earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in Reading Education from Northwest Missouri State University. Before coming to RAS, she taught at an international school in Shanghai, China for four years. In Shanghai, Samantha was the leader of grade 1, lending support and creating curriculum for the twelve teachers on her team, as well as building her classroom community with her students and creating an environment that promotes kindness and positivity. These important values are what Samantha will be bringing to grade 3 here at RAS. Samantha loves to try new things, to travel to new places, and has a passion for music and dancing.