Angel Samson teaches employability skills in the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program at Sierra Vista High School to seniors, juniors, and sophomores. She initially taught English 10 and English 10 Honors before being internally recruited to spearhead JAG Nevada and its chapter club, Career Association, a grant funded, data-driven program that focuses on job and career development for all student academic performance levels.
Before relocating to Las Vegas after living in Chicago most of her life, Angel earned degrees in Liberal Arts and Applied Behavioral Sciences. While attending graduate school at DePaul University, her studies in Secondary Education and English Literature & Composition solidified her passion for educating youth. She worked primarily with Chicago’s inner city alternative and behavior high school students. She was recognized as Teacher of the Year and was honored to be chosen as one the keynote commencement speakers for two consecutive years at a charter school.
Volunteerism has always been a part of Angel’s life. She has taken on multiple roles with international high school exchange programs such as AYUSA, AFS, and CHI. She has volunteered with Helping Hands with St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Solari Hospice Care, and The Shade Tree Homeless Shelter for Women, Children, and Their Pets. She and her students volunteer with Opportunity Village, PAL Humane Society, Three Square Food Bank, and with a Best Buddies Special Education program.
Angel also serves as JAG Cultivation Chair for the Exploring Program, a subsidiary of the Las Vegas Area Council Boy Scouts of America, recruiting successful community members to promote after school programs such as entrepreneurship and various career fields for teens. Other nonprofit organizations with which she partners are Project 150 and Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada.
When she isn’t teaching or volunteering, she travels internationally to reconnect with friends and family or learn about other cultures. The fictional character Angel relates with most is Faith, who creates an aura of trust and confidence within groups. Her superpowers are flight, levitation, and group teleportation.
Angel joined B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation to volunteer as Co-Chair for the Teen Board, helping to guide and teach young women how to become empowered both personally and professionally, working as a team for a worthy cause.