Phone: 928-773-4080


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elementary Education - ASU MA in School Counseling - GCU

Mrs. Samantha Runger

Welcome to Counseling and Positive Behavior Supports!

Hello, my name is Samantha Runger and I would like to welcome you to Killip Elementary! Here is a little information to help you get to know me better.

I grew up in Sedona, AZ before moving to the Phoenix area to attend college at ASU. I completed my student teaching in Chandler and then taught 3rd grade for 9 years at Frye Elementary.  A few years later I went back to school and completed my Masters degree in School Counseling at Grand Canyon University.  After enjoying my time in the valley, I decided to make the move back north to Flagstaff. I have taught 3rd grade here at Killip for 4 years and am beginning my first year as school counselor.
I am married to my husband Ben, and we have a beautiful baby girl named Alexandra.  As a family, we enjoy spending time outdoors with our chocolate lab, Maisy. In my spare time I love to read, swim, hike, travel, and spend as much time as I can with with my family. We often visit Prescott, Glendale, and El Paso to see our family members.

As a counselor, it is my goal to help every student reach their fullest potential. I am here to support teachers and your children by promoting positive behaviors, kindness, and social emotional skills.  I will be teaching small group lessons inside classrooms.  Some students may also visit me in my office for small group or one on one lessons.  I look forward to working with Killip students this year.  My door is always open if you have any questions or need guidance!

Please feel free to reach me by phone, email, or you can stop by my office whenever you like!