Samantha CarabellBusiness Officer
    My educational background:

    BS in Finance from Ithaca College

    My certifications:

    Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation

    My favorite teacher from my past:

    The teacher who sticks out most in my mind is my Honors English 11 teacher in high school. She taught me how to be a successful writer, and to this day, people keep telling me what a great writer am I! It was all thanks to her passion and dedication to her students. She was the only teacher to ever give me an “F” on a paper, but it was because I’d made it all the way through school without learning how to construct a decent sentence. Go Patty!

    What do I love about Epiphany?

    I love that teachers take the time to understand the unique needs of each child so they can be successful in school. Also, I like that we are small so that the environment isn’t overwhelming for the students.

    How does teaching and working with children inspire me?

    I don’t work directly with the children, but I hope to get to know each of the families to understand their journey and what lead them to Epiphany. My goal as Business Officer is to help Epiphany thrive as a school through prudent financial management, so we may exist to educate and inspire as many children as possible.

    My favorite movie:

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    My favorite board game:

    Trivial Pursuit

    My favorite character, cartoon, or superhero:

    Elizabeth Bennett

    My Interests and hobbies:

    Baking, traveling, walking my dogs, reading & watching TV

    My origins, travels and/or adventures:

    I was born in England and moved to America when I was 8 years old. I like to travel and have been to a few European countries, but my favorite by far was Croatia.

    My favorite thing to do, place to go, or eatery in Charlotte:

    Cafe Monte or Bricktops

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