Samantha Johnson | Assistant Principal, City on a Hill New Bedford
Sam Johnson moved to New Bedford 2 years ago, from California, because she believes in the potential for all kids to learn and go to college no matter where they come from and she thrives on being part of the team that gets our kids to and through college. As a first generation college graduate of Stanford University she often reflects on her own experiences as proof and motivation that amazing educators can make a huge difference in students' lives. Before moving to New England Sam worked in education policy for StudentsFirst as well as for a number of charter schools before joining City on a Hill New Bedford. At Oak Park Prep, a charter middle school, Sam was part of the founding team that helped build what is now one of the highest performing middle schools in the Sacramento area. Sam then moved to Boston to work at Match Community Day as a member of Match Corps. Sam joined City on a Hill New Bedford in 2014 as a founding staff member, initially working as Tutorial Supervisor and Operations Associate before becoming Vice Principal.