Quality early education is transformative. For children who grow up in poverty, like Samantha Moya did, a love of learning taught at an early age can dramatically improve their lives. In turn, that transformation can impact entire communities. These ideals brought Samantha to Educational First Steps, which she joined in 2007 as an Education Specialist. Now as Director of Early Learning Programs, she has a direct connection to the teachers, directors and centers that transform the lives of the at-risk children in their care in North Texas’ most impoverished neighborhoods, like West Dallas where she grew up. Since joining Educational First Steps, Samantha has been integral to the development of the Four Steps to Excellence 2.0 program and our tracking program, Mentoring, Academy and Assessment Profile (MAAP).
Samantha has more than 24 years of experience as an early childhood professional.