Samantha Valentine

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2021 Board Member Candidates (2021-2023 Term) Nominee

2021 NLRC Candidates (2021-2024 Term) Nominee

Samantha Valentine

Augusta, GA
Richmond County Council of PTA, Augusta, Georgia

Personal and Professional Information

●    AmeriCorps FoodCorps Service Member- Burke County
●    Region 7 GA Parent Advisory Council to DFCS
●    CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate
●    AARP SDTEK Instructor/ Advocate
●    Richmond County Public Notary
●    Microsoft Innovative Educator
●    Certified Teacher/ Professor
●    Previous District Math Coach
●    NEA Teacher Leader

PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

●    Richmond County Council VP
●    Memberhub Implementation
●    Support of building relationship building
●    Fundraising, social events planner
●    Tik Tok Presenter/ Partnership Liaison
●    Liaison for School, Neighborhood Associations and Universities

Previous service includes:

●    21st Century Mathematics facilitator
●    AmeriCorps VISTA
●    BETA Club Faculty Advisor
●    National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) Middle Grades Leader
●    Academic College Career Readiness Advisor
●    NEA National Educator Association High School Representative

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

●    The National Council of Teacher of Mathematics
●    American Red Cross DRA 3 Preparedness Lead
●    Region 7 GA Parent Advisory Council to DFCS
●    CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate
●    AARP SDTEK Instructor/ Advocate
●    Georgia Food and Nutrition Volunteer
●    AARP Advocate and SmartDriver TEK Instructor
●    State Farm Community Volunteer
●    Smiling Faces in All Places Alumni Speaker
●    Church Leader and Public Speaker
●    Enlighten SC Electric Co-Op and Santee Cooper choosen Educator
●    Professional Development Implementation Specialist
●    Grant Writer/ Credit Repair/ Public Notary
●    Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Volunteer- traveling

Previous service includes:

●    CSRA Transportation, LLC Course Developer - DOL initiative
●    Previous Foster Parent for Georgia Mentor
●    Move on When Ready Instructor of Dual Enrolment
●    Ga Education Technology Educator conference presenter
●    Girl Scout Alumni
●    Give Kids the World Volunteer- Disney World Last Wish program

Honors and Awards

●    WJBF Golden Apple Award Recipient
●    Northrop Grumman Foundation Weightless Flight of Discovery Program
●    Strategies for struggling math students/ GPB Television Station
●    Be Strong Families Webinar Host

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Candidate Narrative

Samantha Moore Valentine
Candidate for  Board Member
Candidate for Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee

Hello All,

My name is Samantha Valentine. As my background shows, I have the commitment, passion, and humility to serve as a National Leadership Recruitment Committee Member- Representative for the State of GA. My vision for serving in this leadership position is simple... it is aligned with the tenets of transformational leadership Individualized Consideration, Inspirational Motivation and Idealized Influence

I am committed to being a transformational leader, a social change agent, and an advocate for education because I truly believe that anything that affects our children affects us all. We must stop putting a price tag on our children –they are invaluable—they are more than just models for education slogans and posters. I intend to take the mission and vision and legacy of its founders--and bring them back to the forefront of what matters.

When I look around, I do not see our differences. I see a striking similarity. I see that we are all parents and family who love and want what is best for our children. We love our children and when we send them to school we are sending the best part of ourselves out into the world. In this arena of education we must be accountable, not negligent, in our approach. We must be smart in our planning, diligent in priority setting, and stealth in our actions…At the national level, we have the power to make a difference. I aim to be the vessel the NLRC needs to undergerd the charge of screening and evaluating individuals and nominating candidates for National leadership positions.

The importance of a good education can never be overstated, and I am deeply honored by your vote of confidence and look forward to serving you, the parents, and the children.