JFWA Friday Faculty Profile: Samantha Cash


HARROGATE, Tennessee, February 19, 2021— J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) second-grade teacher Samantha Cash is in her second year at the Academy.


Education/career background:

I received my undergraduate degree and K-5 teaching license from Lincoln Memorial University. I also got my Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from LMU. Fun fact, I was in nursing before education and have my CNA, STNA, phlebotomy, and EKG license. I am also currently learning how to speak Spanish. 


Teaching philosophy:

I love working with kids and watching them grow both in the classroom and as individuals. In 2nd grade, we focus heavily on growth mindset!  I believe in teaching the whole child and fostering creativity through collaboration, divergent thinking and encouraging student interests.


Favorite teacher:

My favorite teacher was Cindy Booth at CTC in High School. She made learning meaningful and really made connections with her students. She inspired me to not only be an educator, but to view the world differently. 


Fun Facts:

Some interesting facts about me are that I grow new teeth every year (I think everyone may know that already). I played indoor and beach volleyball at LMU. My favorite vacation destination is any beach! I often tell my students I would live underwater if I could. My favorite book is Tuesdays with Morrie. My favorite hobby is working out and exploring nature. I asked my class what they thought my special talent was, and their answer was "you are a human that runs on Jesus Juice (aka my coffee).”


The J. Frank White Academy is a private, college preparatory day school serving grades K-12, located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University. JFWA is fully accredited and STEM certified by Cognia, which is the first internationally recognized mark of quality for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) schools and programs, signaling the growing emphasis on STEM education by educators, politicians and business leaders around the world. For more information contact JFWA Director of Admissions Bernie Harrington at [email protected] or apply online at JFWA.LMUnet.edu.


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].

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