Education: Touro College – B.A.; Columbia University, Teachers College – M.A.
Always overjoyed in the presence of children, Irini Samolis decided to pursue her passion for teaching. After graduating with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, Irini began Continuing Education courses at LaGuardia Community College to further her studies in American Sign Language. Her journey continued at Teachers College, Columbia University where she received a M.A. in teaching ASL as a Foreign Language.
Irini had the fortunate opportunity to complete her teaching degree by student teaching at York Preparatory School. Since then she has shared her love for ASL by teaching the middle and upper school. Another language that is quite special to Irini is Greek. She fluently speaks it when enjoying her summers in Greece visiting friends & family.