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 first year at MMS. I will be teaching Discovery Language Arts and 6th Grade Language Arts. I'm very excited about joining the Mustangs! 🐎

Although this is my first year here at Margarita, it's my sixth year of teaching and eighth 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 2-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. 🐾 Nessie had her very first competition over the summer, and it was a blast! The top right picture with the sunset in the background is a photo from that day. As you can see from her pictures, she sure is a cute dog.

I'm looking forward to a fantastic 2022/2023 school year! 💛