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Mrs. Samantha Hembree

Hi!  I'm Samantha Hembree and I've been teaching for 14 years at Calhoun Academy of the Arts from 2007 to current.  Before venturing into the area of Special Education, I taught with an amazing group of ladies in fourth grade for 8 years.  During the 2014-2015 school year I represented Calhoun as the Reading Coach while completing coursework to gain my add-on certification in Special Education: Learning Disabilities.  I began the 2015-2016 school year as one of the special education support teachers at Calhoun and continue to serve as the primary resource support teacher.  I enjoy my current position and love working with students ranging from Kindergarten through 5th grade.  

I have been married for fifteen years to my wonderful husband Kenneth Hembree.  We live in Townville, SC with our three amazing children, Maddy age 11 and Jase age 6 and Aiken age 2.  Maddy is a fifth grader this year at Calhoun and is having a wonderful time.  Jase is a kindergartener this year and is loving life as a Calhoun Gator.  Aiken will follow his big sister and brother's footsteps too and become our last Calhoun Gator in a few years.  As a family, we LOVE living the country life with our three dogs: Princess, Ginger and Jax and one cat: Snowy.  We love spending time together as a family and doing most everything outdoors.  I am a middle sibling and have one older brother and two younger sisters.  I am also an aunt to a wonderful bunch of nieces and nephews!  The girls are Rileigh, Kinsleigh and Kylee.  The boys are Justin, Braylyn and Carter.  Our families love to get together and let all of the kids play together.  On hot, sunny days you can find all of us enjoying the sunshine and swimming in the pool at Nanny and Poppie's house!