Winners > Sammy Rigaud
Of humble beginnings, Sammy of Atlanta GA is a teacher musician & author. Understanding & living his life’s purpose love God people and children Sammy gained recognition when one of his Freestyle Fridays viral videos. He coined this program as a way to get his students excited about learning. A Haitian-American native of North Miami FL he has been seen on Good Morning America ABC World News The Kelly Clarkston Show Will (Smith) at Home & more. Sammy continues to bridge the gap between parents students teachers & the church as he incorporates his Christian faith in all that he does. He considers himself the assignment to restore families. At the core of his teaching philosophy, Sammy is an older brother a cousin an uncle a male figure & role model to his students. His students know that Mr. Rigaud is family & his class is a safe place where socio-emotional learning takes place as they develop and apply their bright talents while being cared for and loved holistically for the smart & beautiful people they are. Healing through the lost of his uncle due to Covid Sammy Rigaud remains unwavering in his dedication love and commitment to educating and shaping our world’s next great wave of great leaders.