5th Grade Teacher
Samantha Widder began teaching fifth grade at St. Maria Goretti in 2021.
She was born and raised in upstate New York. Samantha attended the College of Saint Rose in New York, where she earned a dual bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education and Special Education with a minor in Middle Level Education. She also earned a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the College of Saint Rose.
She moved to New Jersey shortly after marrying her husband, Benjamin, in 2016. Together they have two sons, Noah (2) and Hart (8 months). While there, She worked at a Catholic school for 4 years.
Her family moved to Madison in the summer of 2021. Her husband was born and raised in the Madison area and grew up attending SMG Parish. She loves spending time outdoors with her boys, going on walks with her dog, and taking trips to park.
She is very excited to be a part of the St. Maria Goretti Catholic School family and looking forward to another great school year!
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