Mrs. Samantha Runger

Phone: 928-773-4080

Email:

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!

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