Samantha Loveman is a native of the San Fernando Valley. She married her high school sweetheart, and they have two awesome kids together. Samantha started teaching preschoolers while studying at UC Santa Barbara. She continued on to earn her Masters in Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, at Cal State University, Northridge. She has been in Jewish education for 12 years, mainly with her very favorite age groups, the toddlers and 2-year-olds. She was a participant in the First 36 Project, a BJE and Simms-Mann program, where her passion for Parent-Infant attunement grew. She always looked up to the award winners before her, and she thanks her family, Temple Beth Hillel, and the many mentors who guided her to this honored moment in her career.
Samantha has dedicated her career to the field of early childhood and Jewish eduation. She has that special, unteachable gift of knowing children. She motivates kiddos to reach their fullest potential and collaborates with parents as partners in the journey. She displays empathy and kindness with every communication. Our community leaders and families have come to value her guidance and respect her strong work ethic. In her role as our Programs & Development Manager she has led the charge in bringing new and innovative programs to our school. During Covid, her creativity and problem solving skills have been instrumental. Her professionalism and dedication have earned the trust and adoration of our kids, staff and families. - Claudine Douglas, ECE Director, Temple Beth Hillel