New Faculty Spotlight: Samantha Salazar, Middle and Upper School Art Long-Term Substitute Teacher

By Charlie Tanas ’20, Marketing and Communications Student Intern

Samantha Salazar joins the MFS community as a Middle and Upper School Studio Art Long-Term Substitute Teacher. Samantha earned a B.A. in fine arts from Bryn Mawr College and later earned her master’s degree in arts administration from Drexel, where she created art that is now featured at Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Globe Dye Works in Philadelphia, and some locations in Chicago.

After leaving the nonprofit sector to pursue her passion in education, Samantha is looking forward to being a part of the welcoming MFS community and helping students express their creativity. “Teaching kids new art techniques and watching them develop new skills” are just some of the things she enjoys most about her work.

Following after great art teachers that she had in the past, Samantha looks to be that same role model to students and watch as their AP portfolios develop over the year.

Apart from her love for art, Samantha is a major Chicago White Sox fan and is enthusiastic about coaching Middle School basketball.