Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Elementary Education Masters of Science Special Education Professional Diploma Administration and Supervision
Mrs. Jill M. Simms
Welcome to First Grade!
I'm so happy to be your teacher. This is going to be a SIMMSTASTIC year! I'm excited about getting to know all about you. Here are some things you might like to know about me...
I have been teaching for 26 years. I graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I received a Masters of Science from City College in Special Education. I am a wife, daughter, sister and a proud Auntie to twin nieces and 2 nephews. My favorite hobby is cooking and I enjoy having my family over for dinner whenever we can get together. My favorite animal is a horse. I'm amazed at how fast they can run! I love the summer and my favorite place to vacation is the beach. The ocean is amazing and searching for seashells on the sand is a favorite activity of mine. When I'm not in my classroom, you can find me at the gym, as I love to workout with my friends. I enjoy doing puzzles, making crafts and reading books. I love all kinds of music, but I don't play an instrument. I'm extremely organized and I love to color code things. My favorite color is red! My favorite food is pizza and I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
In our classroom, there are 4 basic rules we all must follow in order to keep our learning environment a safe and respectful place to learn.
1. Follow all directions the first time they are given.
2. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
3. Cooperate with your teachers and peers.
4. Treat everyone with care and respect.
Being a good listener will help you to learn and stay safe!