Samantha Ruppe Beard

I am a teacher for students with hearing loss and my career is my passion. Teaching students with hearing loss has been my dream since I was a child. I am blessed to be able to fulfill my dreams and work with amazing students.

"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." ~Albert Einstein

This quote speaks volumes to me as an educator for students with additional needs. Students need to know that you have high expecations for them and that you will challenge them to be the best they can be. Assuming a child is unable to do something will not help them succeed in life. It is my job to advocate for my students and to let them know that they deserve to have a fulfilling life even when their challenges may seem to difficult to conquor.