Phone: 623-703-6688 Texts Only


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Special Education and Elementary Education

Mrs. Jessica (Jess) Simmons (Mozayek)

Hello there,


My name is Jessica Simmons but I go by Jess. This is my 5th year at Sunrise, but my 9th year teaching. I graduated in 2012 from ASU West with a Bachelor's in Special Education and Elementary Education. I went to elementary school and high school in the Peoria District at Desert Valley Elementary and Ironwood High School. I am an Arizona native! I enjoyed playing all sports in middle school. I even played boys football!! In high school, I focused on soccer. It was so much fun!

I am one of the Level C (formerly known as self-contained) Special Education teachers here at Sunrise. I have 15 wonderful students varying from grades Kindergarten through 6th grade.

2019-2020 Class at the Aquarium

At home, I live with my husband, my 1 year old German Shepherd puppies (Maggie and Roxie) and my 14 year old cat, Choney (yes, that means underwear in Spanish). We named him Choney because he likes to sleep in underwear drawers and my fiancee's shorts on the floor.

Maggie and Roxie        Choney          Sleeping on Pants



Fun Facts: I have a twin brother. I am obsessed with anything Mickey Mouse.