School of Education, Durham University - STEM Education
Samantha Brant is a 4th grade teacher at Siegrist Elementary School in Platte City, MO and has been with the Platte County R-3 school district for ten years. She is a member of the school leadership team and the district Math Curriculum Council. In addition to teaching, Samantha shares her love of music with the community by playing in two community orchestras, accompanying the Siegrist Elementary Choir, and teaching piano lessons. Samantha received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Music from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas. Samantha’s inquiry project is titled “Integrating Academic Subjects at the Primary Level Through a Thematic Curriculum” which seeks to learn how to plan and implement a thematic curriculum in order to provide teachers in her community with a comprehensive and effective method of integrating STEM subjects with language arts.