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Tamara Samek, Ed.D.


  • Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education, Northcentral University
  • M.S.Ed., Southwest Baptist University
    • Thesis: "Sensory Integration in the Classroom"
  • B.S. in Elementary Education, William Jewell College

Selected Presentations

  • 'Teaching Content is a Snap with Poetry and Apps' International Literacy Association Conference. Boston, 2016.
  • 'Lit Pop Rocks'. Mo Early Learning Conference. Missouri, 2014 and 2015.

Professional Organizations

  • Missouri Association of Early Childhood Teacher Education Programs
  • Society for Health & Physical Education
  • Missouri State Teacher's Association (MSTA)
    • Co-sponsor, SBU student chapter
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Teacher's Choice Awards 
    • Regional facilitator
  • International Literacy Association

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
    • Hospitality, greeter, VBS staff
    • Pure Joy Ministries: drama participant
  • Bolivar Area Parent Advisory Council
  • Served on Bolivar Booster Board