Volunteer of the Month

Ms. Samantha Weaver

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Ms. Samantha Weaver

There are volunteers -- people who give their time willingly and generously and without expectation of anything in return.  And then there are community builders -- people who have an uncanny knack for bringing people together to make positive change in their world.

We celebrate the dedication a person who serves as both a volunteer and community builder. Ms. Samantha Weaver, the Board of Education is thrilled to honor you as our October 2019 Volunteer of the Month.

Samantha “Sam” Weaver is President of the PTA, but she is also, in so many ways, the face of the Nantucket community as a whole.

Volunteer, community builder, PTA President, fundraiser, advocate, kindness spreader, ambassador -- these are all words to describe Ms.Weaver. Whether she is raising money for chromebook carts or picnic tables, organizing the latest community PTA event at Nantucket, helping out with reading intervention programs, or handing out fliers door-to-door to keep families informed about the redistricting process, Ms. Weaver does all it with enthusiasm, and without expectation for recognition. 

Her focus on improving the Nantucket community is unparalleled.  She participates in all school events and welcomes new parents at both Kindergarten Orientation and Sneak a Peek at Your Seat. According to Assistant Principal Megan Edwards, “she is often the first parent new families meet when they join the Starfish family.”

Ms. Edwards goes on to describe Sam as a “force for good in the community.”  She is not alone in this assessment.  Ms. Weaver’s colleague on the PTA, Robyn Cohen, says “Sam is motived to make Nantucket Elementary School the best school it can be.”  Fellow volunteer, Kristen Caminiti says “Sam’s efforts have made me prouder to be a part of this community that I have ever been.”  And Principal Alexis McKay says,” If the school is in need of anything, I know I can reach out to Samantha and it will get done.” 

Ms. Weaver’s talents are not contained to the schoolhouse walls.  She is also a single mom who is actively involved with two non-profit organizations in her community. Ms. Edwards says Ms. Weaver is better known as “energizer bunny” -- a nickname that will certainly be of no surprise to those who know her.  She is the definition of a truly outstanding human being and deserves to be recognized as “Volunteer of the Month” for her commitment and dedication to both Nantucket and the larger AACPS community.

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