Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Samantha McCool

Hello! My name is Samantha McCool and I teach 8th Grade Science and AVID.  I also am the co-coach of the cheer team here at Schimelpfenig Middle School.  This is my fourth year in Plano ISD and I am so happy to be here.  I was born in Northridge, California but I grew up going to Plano schools. I was very excited to get the opportunity to teach in the district I loved so much growing up. 

I earned a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in mathematics from The University of North Texas and was part of their wonderful program, Teach North Texas.  In my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends.  

My hope for this year is to not only teach my students to be successful in science, but to help them grow as people in our community.

I am looking forward to getting to know you and your students!

Go Panthers! 

Class Information

  • Daily Schedule:

    1st Period - PLC

    2nd Period - AVID 8

    3rd Period - AVID 7

    4th Period - Science 8

    5th Period - Conference

    6th Period - Science 8 Honors

    7th Period - Science 8 Honors

    8th Period - Science 8 Honors

  • Weekly Tutoring Schedule: 

    Monday Afternoons (3:40-4:10) 

    Tuesday Mornings (7:50-8:20)


    Classroom Phone: 469-752-6462