Sam M. Intrator is the principal of the Smith College Campus School and professor of education and child study at Smith College. The son of two retired New York City public school teachers, Sam co-founded and codirects Project Coach ‒ a nationally recognized and replicated youth development program in Springfield, Massachusetts, that prepares high school students to be youth sports coaches and run leagues and tutoring programs for elementary-age children.
A Kellogg National Leadership fellow, he is the author/editor of seven books, including The Quest for Mastery: Positive Youth Development Through Out-of-School Programs, Tuned In and Fired Up: How Teaching Can Inspire Real Learning in the Classroom, and Stories of the Courage to Teach: Honoring the Teacher’s Heart.
Sam is the co-founder and co-editor of the Teaching with Heart, Fire and Poetry website. Sam and Megan Scribner are co-editors of Teaching with Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach, Leading from Within: Poetry that Sustains the Courage to Lead and Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach.