Title/Name: Andrea Simkins
Position: 5th Grade Teacher
Undergraduate Double Major of Elementary Education and Geography/Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Masters of Special Education at Regis University, Denver
Masters of Special Education: Teacher of the Visually Impaired at University of Northern Colorado, Greely.
Ms. Simkins first 5 years in education I taught 4th/5th grade and realized that she needed more tools in her educational tool box, so she earned two separate Masters in Special Education. The next 5 years she spent teaching Special Education. She was then ready to use the tools that She learned through graduate school and teaching experience to be most effective in a general education classroom working with students of all abilities. Her first step back in the general education was teaching 1st grade. Today, her heart is so happy to be back in 5th grade where it all started and now with better strategies, more best practices, and an amazing ability to differentiate and analyze all data.
In her spare time she enjoys cheering for her home team (Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins) and traveling with her husband, Baby Savanna and puppy Koozie.