Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts in Theatre Studies (Production and Design)--Southern Oregon University, July 2017; Single Subject Teaching Credential in English with English Learner Authorization--Sacramento State University, June, 2004; Bachelor of Arts in English--San Diego State University, July, 2003; Associates Degree--Grossmont College, December, 2001
Samantha Howard has been the theatre arts teacher at Oakmont High School since 2004. She also served as the theatre coordinator and manager of Oakmont's 325 seat theatre from 2005-2017. During that time, she has directed over 40 main stage and original productions, many of which have been recognized with Elly awards through SARTA (Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance) and medals at the renowned Lenaea Theatre Festival, as well as the National Shakespeare Competition. Former students who graduated from her program have gone on to work in theatres in New York, in the film industry, and as performers at Disneyland.
When she isn't teaching or mounting a new production, she spends her time with her favorite people: her husband and five children. Together they love to travel, create art, exercise, learn, go to the theatre, watch and make movies, play with their goldendoodle, Sully, and above all, laugh as much as possible.