Mr. Samsel learned Spanish while living in Guatemala for nearly two years and continues to study Spanish through reading books, listening to music and watching movies and television series. Upon returning home to Colorado, Mr. Samsel earned a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Nothern Colorado, and more recently, he earned a Masters degree in Teaching and Learning from Colorado State University. He has been a Spanish teacher in Adams 12 Five Star Schools since 2004, spending time at Horizon High School (2 years), Mountain Range High School (7 years) and at Rocky Top Middle School (5 years). He has taught Spanish I, II, & III.
On a personal note, Mr. Samsel is married and he and his wife have four children, two boys, 21 and 11 years-old and twin 15 year-old girls.
Student homework and class agendas can be found through the students' Schoology account.