Name Samantha Smiley

Subject & Grade Level Taught Geometry, 9th & 10th Grade

Years at AHS 18

Most Memorable Experience There are so many. I would say being department head of the best math department for about 16 years and working with amazing people. Also, winning first place in both states and nationals in Mu Alpha Theta, and being a part of the Mu Alpha Theta team.

Favorite Hobbies Outside of School Running, being a mom, boating, camping, watching NFL football and UCF football.

Family Stats I have four children that range from 16 years old to 2 years old (three boys and a baby girl). Stevie Levine 10th Grade, Chris Levine 9th grade, Skyler Smiley 4-years old, Shaylin Smiley 2-years old

Favorite Quote Smiles are free so give them away. Don't sweat the small stuff.

Something That Might Surprise Us About You I ran the Ragnar with a team of 12 from Key Biscayne to Key Largo (171 miles) a few years ago. My husband, 4-year-old, and 2 year old and myself all of the same initials SMS. I have a forensic science and chemistry degree and worked at the Miami Crime lab (fingerprint unit) for a short time prior to teaching. I grew up in NJ and moved to South Florida in junior high. I survived Hurricane Andrew (living near Cutler Ridge), after staying in our home during the storm, and we lost everything including our home as it was flattened, but we survived and value life so much more than material items. I still live in Palmetto Bay and commute 1 hour each way to work every day because I love AHS.