Ms. Samantha Valsamis joined the The Joseph Sears School family in 2017. Prior to coming to Sears, Ms. Valsamis spent several years as a school psychologist, having gained a variety of field and early career experiences in the Chicago suburbs. Ms. Valsamis earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010. She then completed the School Psychology program at National Louis University in 2013, earning both her master's degree in Educational Psychology and a specialist certification in School Psychology. Ms. Valsamis loves her job, as she has the opportunity to reach all students and to work closely with all staff members and with families.