Degrees and Certifications:
Boise State University, BA Elementary Education
Ms. Ange Simmons
My name is Ange Simmons and I am excited to welcome you to 5th grade! I have many amazing things planned and I can’t wait to get to know everybody. Let me start by telling you a little about myself.
Teaching and learning have always been my passion. When I was a young girl I would line up all my stuffed animals, dolls and, yes, trucks to teach them a daily lesson. A little over seventeen years ago, I realized my dream of graduating from Boise State University with a degree in Elementary Education. Shortly after that, I was blessed with a long-term substitute job teaching 5th grade. I stayed with that class from the middle of September to the end of the year. It was an amazing experience and one I will always treasure. In February of that school year, my husband and I discovered that we were expecting our first child. We made the decision that I would stay home until all our children were in school. I now have 3 wonderfully crazy boys. Peyton is 15, Cooper is 13 and Turner is 9. All of my boys are now in school and I am beyond excited to be teaching again! Three years ago I began working as a Title 1 paraprofessional in the Boise School District.
As I said before, I am eager to meet everybody. I like for students to be involved in every aspect of their educational experience, from classroom rules to the presentation of their ideas and discoveries. I am an advocate of teamwork and collaboration both for myself and my students. My expectations for my students regarding teamwork are that they will be able to work successfully in a group, and with everyone in that group. I am also a believer in the arts and I plan to integrate art into our CORE curriculum learning.
Throughout all of my past teaching and parenting adventures, I have come to realize one common thread. In the beginning, I set out to teach children, and I end up learning more than I ever could have imagined. I cannot wait to see what I will learn this year!
With Heartfelt Sincerity,