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Samantha Synold

I grew up in the Monterey area and attended elementary, middle and high school in the Monterey Peninsula School District, so I am proud to now be a teacher at Del Rey Woods Elementary.  I received my bachelor’s degree from Cal State Monterey Bay, and my teaching credential from CalStateTEACH.  Outside of teaching, I love to bake and travel.


Favorite subject/thing to teach

I really enjoy teaching kids how to write.

I love to teach kids about

I love to teach kids about the world.  I want to inspire explorers

Most memorable experience at Del Rey Woods

Student teaching here and becoming part of the DRW family!

Favorite book

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Favorite quote

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style"

-Maya Angelou