Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Linguistics - San Diego State University B.A. Theatre - SDSU TESL/TEFL Certification - SDSU Single Subject English Credential - National University (NU) M.A. Education with a Specialization in Educational Technology - NU

Mrs. Samantha Darbee

Hi everyone! I'm Mrs. Darbee, and this is my second year at MMS. I teach 6th Grade Discovery and 6th Grade Language Arts. I'm very excited to welcome all of our new Mustangs! 🐎

Although this is my only my second year here at Margarita, it's my seventh year of teaching and ninth year in education. I've formerly taught at James L. Day Middle School as well as Temecula Prepartory School. While I've primarily taught middle school Language Arts, I have also taught World Literature, Speech/Debate, Drama, and Journalism. ✏️

In my free time, I love to both write and listen to music, exercise, spend time with friends and family, and, of course, read for pleasure (especially mysteries)! 🔎📚 My husband, Josh, and I adore spending time with our nearly 3-year-old pup, Nessie, and enjoy attending dog agility classes with her; this is something I did as a teenager with my former dog and still love to this day. 🐾 

I'm looking forward to a fantastic 2023/2024 school year! 💛