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Dr. Samantha Fecich

Education Professor | Author | Speaker

My name is Dr. Samantha Fecich, and I'm an educator, author, and podcast host. My mission is to assist future teachers in transitioning from campus to classroom.


I'm committed to helping the next generation of educators by giving them the necessary skills, tools, and confidence to succeed.  Let me help you achieve your career goals.

Work Experience

August 2014  - Present

Associate Professor - Grove City College

  • Responsible for course development/delivery of Introduction to Ed Tech and Introduction to Special Education

  • Instruct undergraduate students emphasizing the Danielson Framework and Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory

  • Implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in planning, focusing on goals, variability, and reflection.

  • Examine Artificial Intelligence (AI), digital portfolios, and educational technology tools for student teachers.

  • Observe student teachers’ lessons as Student Teaching Supervisor, providing reflective, research-based feedback.

  • Utilize individual assessments, formative data, project-based learning, and summative assessment portfolios.

  • Incorporate Teams, D2L, Jamboard, Flip, Audacity, Loom, and Kahoot technology into interactive instruction.

  • Provide lesson modifications and adaptations for students with specialized learning needs.

  • Serve as Faculty Advisor for  Council for Exceptional Children and Edcamp Chairperson

Summer 2011 - 2015

Adjunct Instructor - St. Vincent College             

  • Instructed graduate-level hybrid course Technical Applications for Differentiated Instruction

  • Utilized Blackboard, Boardmaker, Digital Portfolio Site Creator, and Audio for PowerPoint technology

  • Incorporated UDL ideology with hands-on technology integration special education lesson modifications

  • Implemented assistive technology based on case studies utilizing the SETTS Framework

August 2007 - June 2011

Special education Teacher - Westmoreland County IU​

  • Differentiated instruction for students with disabilities to meet Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals

  • Implemented push-in program as the Technology Integration Teacher incorporating technology into instruction

  • Provided professional development to new and practicing teachers about educational technology tools

  • Facilitated the use of assistive technology, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

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