Dr. Samuel has been involved in education for over 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Tarleton State University. He completed his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at the American College of Education and told his parents that he would never go to school again after his undergrad degree.
Dr. Samuel taught math at several grade levels in different school districts, in a variety of states and cities, including internationally. Before joining the Memphis School of Excellence in 2018 and subsequently becoming the Assistant Executive Director, he did perform special education coordinator, ESL coordinator, engagement coordinator, high school counselor, assistant principal, and principal positions. Besides serving as the current Executive Director of the school network, he volunteers at local and national organizations.
Dr. Samuel is married and has three children.