Dr. Joni Samples, Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Joni Samples' impressive background and experience in Education is matched by her limitless commitment to parents and families.

Dr. Samples has spent forty years helping schools like yours & parents like you take learning home.

While her career accolades include Superintendent of the Year for the State of California, Dr. Samples believes the foundation of her effectiveness started as a Special Education teacher in Orange County, California.

Just ask her: Dr. Samples' biggest lessons have been from her students.

"During a 'help your child with reading' class for parents at a community college,
it was the parents who taught me what they wanted to know.
They taught me how to reach them, teach them, and support them while they taught their children."

Dr. Samples is a sought after keynote speaker at conferences and has led events in the United States, Australia, and the Republic of Georgia. She also writes regularly as a columnist for the Southeast Education Network and manages a publishing house, Engage! Press. 

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Dr. Samples has written over 6 Parent Playbooks selling over 30,000 books for that series alone.

Dr. Joni provides hands-on personalized assistance to enhance family engagement. She is professional, knowledgeable and passionate about engaging families. Dr Joni is a great all-around good person who is easy to respect. I love collaborating with her!
— Dr. Sally Wade, Manhattan Strategy Group
Dr. Samples’ passion for bringing schools and families together is contagious. My time as an administrator has been mostly spent on Title I campuses. What Dr. Samples offers is far beyond traditional professional development; instead, she offers continuous support and connections to online communities of fellow educators in addition to her interactive course.
— Laurie Taylor, Dallas, TX

Dr. Joni Samples frequently partners with organizations like: