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Rookie Teacher of the Year


It is with Great pleasure to announce

Ms. Samantha Beverly

Rookie Teacher of the Year 2017-2018



Ms. Samantha Beverly is a Miami native who seemingly cannot escape the Miami Dade Public School System. Ms. Beverly graduated with two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Miami in Elementary Education as well as Studio Arts. While at The University of Miami, Beverly raised a service dog, Trenton II, with Canine Companions for Independence. Raising Trenton inspired her to found the U-Pup club at UM where she trained fellow college students how to train and raise service dogs. Ms. Beverly is certified in Elementary Education, ESE, Art, and has her ESOL and reading endorsements. Beverly plans to pursue her education further and begin a Masters in ESE this summer. 

Ms. Beverly started her teaching career at David Lawrence K8 where she was hired for ESE push in and pull out for lower academy. She then began co-teaching with Ms. Hill where her skills as well as her patience were put to the test. Beverly is currently teaching 5th grade ELA where she uses her love for technology, art, music, and dogs to create an exciting learning environment. Beverly has been known to bring her retired service dog turned therapy dog, Colin, to visit her classes and read with her students. Ms. Beverly is also often referred to as Coach Beverly as she is the assistant coach to David Lawrence’s first ever girls’ volleyball team.

Ms. Beverly is a passionate and hardworking teacher who would be honored to represent David Lawrence K8 Center as Rookie Teacher of the Year!!