Degrees and Certifications:
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY Normal, IL B.S. Ed. Special Education CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO River Forest, IL M. Ed. Reading Education UNIVERSITY OF ST. FRANCIS Joliet, IL M. Ed. Principal Preparation
Mrs. Samantha Messina
My Name is Samantha Messina and I am one of the Reading Specialists at Wood View Elementary School. In 2014, I became a Reading Specialist at R.C. Hill Elementary School, and in 2016, I made the switch to Wood View. I began teaching in 2006. When I first graduated, I taught self-contained Emotional Disabilities. I have taught these programs in Bolingbrook and Morris.
I received my associates degree from Joliet Junior College. After Joliet Junior College, I attended Illinois State University and received my degree in Special Education. After Illinoi State University, I attended Concordia University and received my masters in Reading Education. I am currently receiving my degree in Principal Preparation.
I love being a reading specialist. I have watched many students develop into strong readers and cultivate a love of reading. Every day brings new experiences for myself and my students. At Wood View, I have had so many opportunities to push into classrooms and work with so many amazing students and teachers..