About us


Sam Scruggs

My name is Sam Scruggs and I am your new AMU Treasurer. I was elected in October 2021 to fulfill the remaining term of previous treasurer till June 2022.  I have taught Social Studies for 10 years, for the past five years I have taught Government & Economics at Locke High School. I am a graduate of California State University, Northridge in History Political Science, along with a Masters of Education.  While at Locke, I have taken several leadership roles including Department Chair, ILT, Union Rep and more.  I am a committed teacher to the betterment of our schools and students. I also serve on several extracurriculars including Students Run LA, Volleyball Coach, and Yearbook Advisor.


I chose to become a teacher because of the role school played in my life.  Being a foster youth since the age of eight, school was the only consistent part of my life, through the commitment of my teachers I was able to graduate and go to college. I chose to become a teacher to have that same impact on students that my own teachers had on me.


Additionally I chose to be a part of the exec board to play a role in teacher retention.The fact is we are losing a lot of great teachers while already being in a teacher shortage, I want to do whatever I can do to play a role in keeping our amazing teachers happy and motivated so they can continue to have an amazing impact for their students. I am committed to the fight for racial and social justice in our schools and beyond.  I am honored to serve as your AMU Treasurer and look forward to working with all of you over the course of the rest of this school year.