Ms. Samaniego is a native of Yuma, AZ and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Religious Studies. She came to Mississippi by way of Teach for America and began her teaching career in the Greater Delta Mississippi Region. She holds certifications in both Social Studies and Spanish. As a History teacher, and grade level team leader at the first charter school in the state of Mississippi. She created an ambassador program that focused on developing students’ social, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills.  This is where she developed an intense passion for the students and community that she continues to serve.  She is a lifelong learner and is currently pursuing a masters degree from Delta State University In Educational Leadership and Supervision. She is excited to bring this love of children, passion for community engagement, and commitment to excellence to Ambition Prep in the 2020-2021 school year.  


Paola Samaniego

Dean of Students and Families