Sam Karmia is one of the 4th and 5th grade teachers here at UDA. Originally a business major, he switched to a career in education after a volunteer trip to Costa Rica revealed his passion for working with kids. He has experience teaching technology and helped a district in Knoxville, Tennessee develop a new curriculum for introducing technology to elementary students. Outside of school, Mr. Karmia loves being outdoors and buys and sells sports cards as a pastime; he brings these interests into the classroom to inspire lessons on math and business skills. On top of teaching 4th and 5th grade standards, he loves that Urban Discovery is a place where he can teach students to be themselves.