Sam earned her M.Ed. from Converse in 1994 and her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2001. She has been a secondary and college teacher for nearly three decades. Most recently she served Spartanburg District Six as the Secondary Induction and Mentoring Coordinator and Literacy Specialist. She helps to collect and analyze data within Converse’s education programs to assess their effectiveness. If you see Sam, there’s a very good chance her Dutch Shepherd Best won’t be too far away!


  • B.A. Wofford College (English and Philosophy)
  • M.Ed. Converse College (Secondary English Education)
  • Ph.D. University of South Carolina (Curriculum and Instruction)